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    There are restaurants in CT & MA that have alligator on the menu so, if you can't find it in FL, try just about anywhere else where there are cajun restaurant/bars. Whoever it is that's thinking of going the DIY route, just use the tail - I think that's the part people use. At least that's what someone I knew in MS who poached the occasional alligator said.
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    Arrived last night, safe and sound. Was actually the fastest plane ride from WA to FL I've ever done. From WA to atlanta, took 4 hours 20 minutes. Then 50 minutes from atlanta to jax.
    My gf and I are working on settling in, going down to the old part of st augustine today (haven't been there in 3 years now) and we just woke up, also caught a couple anoles just for the hell of it, lol.

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    Enjoy your vacation! and make sure you take some pics if you get a chance to visit a couple bogs! Hope you only get good weather
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    Glad to hear you had a safe trip. I haven't been to St. Augustine in like, ever. I was a baby the last I went, I think.
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    little update:
    ive been here for 10 days, past few days have been a little rough
    grandmother in the hospital for heart complications
    sister having multiple seizures
    mother in the hospital for potential surgery on intestines for a fold in them?
    then my fathers hernia has worsened....past week has been rough, but its getting better...
    went for a walk today, im at my sisters for the time being.
    saw an N. ventrata growing on someones porch, covered in pitchers, i was like HEY a nep! lol
    well i stopped to see if anyone was home and to ask if that was all they grew, no one answered...oh well
    lol
    Contacted my house in WA yesterday, plants are doing fine.....ill be home next tuesday.....
    going to the okeefenokee swamp tomorrow hopefully or thursday....
    thunderstorm coming in, no surger protector on this comp...so i better go

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    Oh, man, that really sucks. I hope they get better. Have a great time at Okeefenokee Swamp!
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    ok im not one to post family things, especially ones like this, but i need advice or some other peoples views on a certain matter.....
    So...my mom is in a lot of pain, and they dont know whats been causing it....
    for 30 someodd years this has been going on....
    The doctors have said MS, Lupus, Cancer.......Various forms of Porphyria (is what they believe now) and some other crap....
    she had 2 days of no pain finally the other day
    but then yesterday morning, she sends out these text messages (mind you in 2900 miles away in florida, with my gf visiting family)
    And the texts read
    Goodbye Kris
    Goodbye Taylor (my gf)
    Goodbye Krissy (my sister)
    Goodbye Contessa (another one of my sisters)
    and to my step dad
    Michael, this is goodbye, i love you, youll find happiness.

    Ok so after i got the initial text saying goodbye, i thought it was a joke since half an hour earlier i sent her a message saying the power was out from a transformer blowing up, and she knows i dont handle heat too well....
    Well, I try and call her, no responce
    i text her, no responce
    a few minutes after i receive my text, Taylor gets the text saying goodbye.
    So i get a little freaked out and worried and call my stepdad

    Mind you, my mom has been staying in a hotel room for the past couple of weeks because there is mold in the downstairs bathroom that has been making her sick, so they are pulling the walls out right now and repairing the damage and cleaning it up.....

    But anyway, So i find out these texts have been sent to other family members
    We cant get ahold of her, she wouldnt answer her cellphone, or her hotel phone....

    So we begin to worry more
    we call the actual hotel and ask if they could check, but the clerk replies with
    "We saw her leave in her car half an hour ago"

    Well, ok crap...now shes doing what shes done before to my other family before i was born,
    trying to run away (atleast thats what it sounds like)

    I sit and think...
    and i remember, HEY!!! the car has onstar and a GPS system....
    I contact my step dad again, and tell him
    he calls onstar,
    but now since it seems she could be suicidal, shes a threat/danger to herself or others.
    So, the police get involved (we had no choice at this point, we were just trying to stop her from doing something stupid)
    Michael cant leave the house because there are people there pulling the walls out for the mold

    So, a few minutes later
    They find her. eating a snack on the side of the road in a car, in the middle of a pass between Seattle and Spokane.

    She is now screaming that Michael betrayed her....and that he should have just let her go

    Well, i texted her later on after this saying i needed to talk to her

    she replies
    "Stay in florida, and do not come back"
    Well, uh
    I have my gf here with me, i kind of have to come back...im not letting her fly on her on for one
    for two, Michael owns that house, he said i have a place to stay there......

    Today, she is still raging angry, and screaming Divorce at my stepdad, and betrayal and all of that jolly good crap.....

    Do you guys think we handled it properly?

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    This sounds very serious. You should be seeking professional help instead of asking for opinions on a forum.

    But if you want to hear the opinion of a regular joe...

    What else was there to do? If you thought she was going to harm or herself or others, whether it was intentionally or unintentionally, then swift action (calling the police) needed to be taken. It doesn't sound like there was too much more that could have been done other than that.
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