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    Biting Bugs and dogs on the beach

    We spoke with our family in our condo tonight. They said that there are issues with using the palapas on Eagle Beach. Apparently, locals are taking have taken them over and act like they own them, however; they are not the two legged locals, but rather the 4 legged ones with wagging tails. Yep, the dogs have taken over and refuse to move. They don't growl or anything like that. They just sit under it and make it hard for humans to sit under the palapas-one or two to each of the palapas. It doesn't help that people are bringing them food and water and giving it to them under the palapas, so of course they don't want to move a muscle.

    They also said the mosquitoes are awful right now.

    They also told us a story about a woman visitor to the island, who was arguing with the security or whatever you call the person that make sure you have a cart at SuperFoods. She was barefoot and he refused to let her in the store and she couldn't understand why she could not walk around a grocery store with nothing on her feet.

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    Which palapas on Eagle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohair View Post
    Which palapas on Eagle?
    I saw the same picture a few weeks ago in palapas across Oceania

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    They must associate the palapas with food. Since there are fewer tourists on the island their meals may be harder to come by. I can see where people may be uncomfortable moving in with them! Not sure how I would feel but probably I would be one of those giving them food.

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    there is a leash law in aruba that many choose to ignore.
    the palapas are on the public beaches. (not that the dogs know the difference between private and public)
    once more tourists come back the dogs will be moved out/pushed out.
    the street dogs/beach dogs hold a special place in my heart.
    I am sure that i would be feeding/watering too.

    folks need to contact the ARF (forum member SUGAR on this forum) and they can give advice.
    or contact Sgt Peppers.

    the mosquitos this time of year are usually real bad due to the rain and the standing water providing a breeding ground.
    I am not looking forward to those mosquitos.

    folks need to remember to pack bug spray.

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    The palapas are the ones in front of Oceania. I feel bad for the dogs too, but if I feed them it would not be under the palapas.

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    DEFINITELY pack bug spray and lots of it! Take some After Bite/anti-itch type stuff too. They are relentless right now!!!
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    how is it today? any better?
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    Poor doggies. It's sad that they are going hungry.

    I will be ordering my bug repellant, wipes, and lavender oil today. If anyone is interested, lavender oil is a natural mosquito repellant. It also helps that it smells fabulous. I prefer natural repellants, but sometimes they have a strong medicinal smell (eucalyptus) so I like to mix with lavender.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGrn View Post
    how is it today? any better?
    The cortisone cream is helping, but still pretty itchy.
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