MOORE HAVEN -- “I never knew that roosters could bring up so much discussion,” Glades County Attorney Richard Pringle told the Glades County Commissioners at their Sept. 12 meeting.
He said Glades County continues to work on the zoning rules regarding animals. One revision suggested is to exempt 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) students from applying for a special exemption for their animal projects. “4-H and FFA are important,” he said.
He said they have discussed the rules for everything from large animals, medium size animals and small animals to “you can’t have roosters, but you can have a couple chickens in your backyard.”
“Did they leave bison in there?” asked audience member George Humphries.
Pringle said he did not think there is a specific reference in the regulations about bison.
“Do you know how deadly that thing is?” asked Humphries. He said he has seen a bison flip a vehicle over. “They will kill you,” he added.
“God help Planning and Zoning,” said Commissioner Tony Whidden. “After our joint meeting, I wasn’t sure if we should allow cats and dogs and goldfish in Glades County.
“It seemed to be Pandora’s box opening ... From one end to the county to the other, each property is different,” he said. “To try to make a blanket policy for animal owners seems to be an impossible task.”