Good point, they actually tried to just drop in, but couldn’t find me. I have 15 acres and the mail box is near the wood shop, not the house.
The ranger called my cell phone, the number I had on my permit, and accused me of not having them at the address I put down. I told him it was 15 acres and he’d driven past the house. He was calling from a fast food place downtown which is five or six miles from where I live. I did give him directions to my house and let him in when he got to the door. I m really leery of upsetting the people who could take my tegus away.
I did say something to him about the permit saying there were to give me reasonable notice and he said they didn’t have my number. Exactly how he called me to ask where I was if he didn’t have my number is in mystery. His voice was pretty aggressive about saying they had to see the tegus now.
The reason my house was a mess and I’m talking an embarrassing mess , is because I’ve been pretty depressed since David, my husband, died unexpectedly in January. Taking care of my critters I’m trying to go to work is about as much as I can doright now. I’m not a neat nick but the house is such a big mess I feel bad about letting anyone see it.
I don’t have the money or the spine right now to go after them with a lawyer but I believe I will send an email to the office complaining about him just turning up. Hopefully it won’t put me on the Blacklist with them.
I’ll contact USARK too, I’m a member and I donate $20 a month to them .Maybe they’ll start focusing on Alabama as well as Florida.