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    Spanish Moss

    by brkilbourne Updated Apr 12, 2014

    Spanish Moss is really pretty on the trees. It's closest relative is the pineapple. They also harbor what we call "chiggers" or "redbugs". A tiny insect that inserts an appendage into your skin to feed on you. Stay away from it.

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    Have fun but act smart.

    by fleemur Updated Jul 13, 2014

    Downtown Savannah is great fun, but there is crime here. It is safest to stay with a group of people and stick to the well-lit, patrolled neighborhoods. Have fun, but don't become that annoying drunken tourist and become a target. For the most part, if you're in a group and not acting irresponsibly, you will be fine. Take a haunted tour if you want to see the more run-down areas. Crime rate data shows that murder and rape rates were almost double the national average, but keep in mind that with a small population, translates into 14 and 20, respectively. There is poverty here, and certain neighborhoods, like Louisville Rd/Magazine Ave, have 75% of the residents living below the poverty level.

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    BTW, postlarval chiggers are generally found in habitats of litter, soil and fallen Spanish moss, showing preference for decomposing tree trunks, lower temps and higher humidity. They are not found in vertebrate nests or underneath tree-bark and, contrary to mainstream belief, they are not found on hanging Spanish moss.

    Whitaker Jr, John O., and Carol Ruckdeschel. "Spanish Moss, the Unfinished Chigger Story." Southeastern Naturalist 9.1 (2010): 85-94.
    JENKINS, DALE W. "Trombiculid mites affecting man I. Bionomics with reference to epidemiology in the United States." American Journal of Epidemiology 48.1 (1948): 22-35.
    Lathia, Bhavik. "Eutrombicula alfreddugesi This scientific name is not yet recognized in our classification database."
    Lathia, Bhavik, and Ecosystem Roles. "Animal Diversity Web."

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    Be smart and enjoy your stay

    by babybird Written Jul 27, 2005

    Savannah is another town where the "have" and "have nots" tend to interact on a daily basis.

    Most of the River Front area seems well-policed, but there is a lot of partying and that can present occasional problems. There are certainly some areas of town that would not be fun to walk around in alone at night, but you won't find them highlighted in the brochures. If in doubt, ask the locals before setting off. During the day, most of the squares and downtown seem pretty safe.
    As with any tourist city, don't "FLASH" your valuables or isolate yourself and you should have a fun time.

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    Make sure your car is up for...

    by richiecdisc Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Make sure your car is up for the ride out to Tybee Island. It only took 45 minutes for us to get there, but hours to get back after the old Honda Civic overheated with 215,000 miles on

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