I have a big lake. But I am not sure if I am allowed to go there anymore.
End of Earth: 2 Miles
Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
I live in Florida, so yes on the alligator part.
I'm on an island with a bridge that I have the tools to remove. And there are now man eating sharks around the island. does that count?
“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.”
Well I have a sprinkler system for the lawn. And then there is a rather old cantankerous Australian cattle dog that has irritable bowel syndrome, so every time he barks he farts. I am pretty sure that is on par with the alligators.
It's all about clean living. Just do the right thing, and karma will help with the rest.
|E tan e epi tas|
Live alligators are actually quite inexpensive if you are will to get them as babies so that only adds say a grand to my 80k number.
Course there is the feeding/maintenance.
"Guns are tools. The only weapon ever created was man."
|Dances with Wiener Dogs|
Sorry, only armed dachshunds
“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” Ayn Rand
“If we relinquish our rights because of fear, what is it exactly, then, we are fighting for?” Sen. Rand Paul
I prefer to fill my moat with oil covered in a thin layer of dirt to hide it from intruders. They step forward thinking it's solid ground, then fall in. If they don't immediately sink and drown, I just fire off a flaming arrow into the moat and watch them burn.
"I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet raised to an alarming extent by Hollywood and Madison Avenue, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak!" - Calvin, "Calvin & Hobbes"
Well, kinda sorta....
My property is surrounded on all sides by the humble abodes of my redneck cousins and all of their in-bred pit bulls (which are sort of like "dry-land" versions of alligators that can't swim, but sure as hell can bite like angry gators!)
I am sure that all of the above would seek to defend me and my home=place if the need arrived, but the attempted rescue might be worse than the invaders! Nevertheless, I love them all because they are blood kin - even though the family tree does have a few gnarly, twisted limbs.
When this is one of your toys as a kid:
, yeah, you devote some time into thinking about having a moat around your house!
No moat, but 6ft no climb fencing surrounding the entire acreage. The fence cuts off the front door from access, so there is a remote doorbell button next to the fence gate. I just ordered a sign to be made to go above the doorbell button, says "Press here to release the hounds".
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|Go ahead punk, make my day|
Lol, had the same one! Fisher-Price was the best!
Yes. It has proven most effective at keeping the black knight at bay.
Yes, it has a drawbridge; it greatly improves ingress and egress.
No alligators or piranhas, however. Those sort of things ruin the moat's usefulness as a lazy river on hot days.
Oh, by the way, which one's "Pink?"
This one in Alpharetta is boss!
Alpharetta Castle House
I drive by this all the time when heading to my inlaws. It legit has a full moat with draw bridges that go to the garages.
Train how you intend to Fight
Remember - Training is not sparring. Sparring is not fighting. Fighting is not combat.
|Not as lean, not as mean,|
Still a Marine
When we were house hunting, we looked at a place that had a few streams on the borders of the property.
I made the comment to my wife that "with a little digging, I could make it a proper moat!"... The eye roll I got told me that house was off her list.
I shall respect you until you open your mouth, from that point on, you must earn it yourself.
No moat; I have this thing about mosquitoes...
|Age Quod Agis|
Half by moat, with gators, the other half with fencing and two gates. 900' driveway backed by a scoped M1A and an FN FAL. Concrete block house. But, we're friendly. Our posture is purely defensive...
I am considering adding a palisade, motte, bailey and keep. I also need proper gatehouses. With murder holes, of course. Finally, my battlements are grossly insufficient.
"We may consent to be governed, but we will not be ruled." - Kevin D. Williamson, 2012
"All the citizens of this land are of right freemen; they owe no allegiance to any class and should recognize no task-masters. Under the chart of their liberties, under the law of high heaven, they are free and without shackles on their limbs nor mortgages upon the fruits of their brain or muscles; they bow down before no prince, potentate, or sovereign, nor kiss the royal robes of any crowned head; they render homage only to their God and should pay tribute only to their Government. Such at least is the spirit of our institutions, the character of our written national compact."
Charles Triplett O’Ferrall of Virginia - In Congress, May 1, 1888
Cannons, armor and moats? This would be an incredible theme park.
Mom told me if I can't say anything nice, don't say anything.
Wouldn’t a moat seep into the bunker?
|Equal Opportunity Mocker|
Lord help us all if this turns out to be the theme park's version of "Honey I Shrunk the Kids".
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving."
-Dr. Adrian Rogers
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