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Passing the Plate

Florida License Plates

Florida Plate Blogging


Standard Florida Plate

A weekend feature of Why Now.


1 Cookie Jill { 12.31.07 at 10:36 am }

Are there any Floridian plates with Barracudas on them?

2 Bryan { 12.31.07 at 12:38 pm }

I just checked, and the barracuda isn’t featured on any plates sharks and bass are the most common.

We have barracuda. I swam around them in the local bayou as a child when they came in to hit mullet shoals, but no one is interested in using them on plates.

3 Cookie Jill { 12.31.07 at 1:32 pm }

I remember the life guards offering barracuda watches at the beaches when we wintered in Florida. Seemed that ever restaurant we stopped in to eat at in Florida, on our drive down from NH, had some sort of stuffed barracuda or barracuda jaws hung up on the wall.

For me, Florida = barracudas. Seems sad that there are no plates honoring the little toothy monsters.

4 Bryan { 12.31.07 at 2:39 pm }

It might be possible to get bitten by a barracuda if you were swimming among a cluster of bait fish, but it more probable that you would be hit by a bull shark in those circumstances.

They zip through the water like missiles when they are on the hunt, but haven’t really built up the press clippings that the sharks have.

5 Cookie Jill { 12.31.07 at 7:58 pm }

One look at the teeth gave me the heeby jeebies for years.

6 Bryan { 12.31.07 at 8:34 pm }

They are 4 to 6 feet of eating machine, but people really aren’t “what’s for dinner” on their menu.