Wild turkey waiting for a ride. (They actually like to sit on top of cars!)
Somewhere in the Disney Housing agreement must be this: “Must love animals”!
Of course, you’re not allowed to have any pets while living in DCP Housing, but there’s plenty wildlife living both outside and inside the apartments!
(Note: It does get better once the afternoon rain showers let up later on in the fall.)
For example: (Our thanks to the CPs for all the photos!)
Red ants (ouch!) Don’t mess with them!
And who doesn’t love bed bugs???!!! (Problem at Vista Way.)
Another day, another wild turkey wondering around the parking lot!
Black Ibis (can be aggressive!)
Hello there! Chatham snake #1
Chatham snake #2: Florida Coral Snake (venomous!)
Looks like a good place to rest, on the apartment railing! Chatham snake #3 (We think this one’s a corn snake.)
Chatham snake #4 climbing up the side of Building 28. Might be a rat snake.
Mutant duck #1 (Actually, it’s a Florida Muscovy Duck.)
Mutant duck #2 (friend of mutant duck #1)
Weird caterpillar by the Grand Floridian. I took this photo last November.
Palmetto bug walking across the floor! (Outside of Florida, we call these cockroaches!)
In our Chatham apartment – Caroline catching a baby gecko on the wall.
This only took Caroline a 1/2 hour to catch and release!!! He was a cutie!! So tiny…and FAST!!!
Immediately released him safely outside. Yuck! We can’t sleep at night knowing that there are animals or bugs in our apartment!!
Helpful Guide: How to deal with animal encounters in Florida!!
Best spider meme ever (note: NO guns are allowed in the Disney housing apartments ever!):
Working together at DAK.
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