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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:36 AM

Pythons in Florida

Chuck Todd has a segment on now about them. They eat everything or die trying.

They say they're about 150,000 of them, and a big hunt got 41.

They haven't said how many people were killed by them...

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Reply Pythons in Florida (Original post)
fadedrose Feb 2013 OP
WI_DEM Feb 2013 #1
foxman007 Feb 2013 #2
Vinnie From Indy Feb 2013 #3
d_r Feb 2013 #4
MynameisBlarney Feb 2013 #5
marions ghost Feb 2013 #7
Leslie Valley Feb 2013 #6
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #8

Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:39 AM

1. I think, so far, animals have been the chief victims more so than people...

but heck, Florida doesn't do it for me. I don't want to live somewhere where I have to watch out for pythons and aligators.

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Response to foxman007 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:44 AM

3. Is she doing porn?

Cheers!

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:46 AM

4. I was hoping

the freeze they had a couple of winters ago would stop them, but it just slowed down a little. With the warming the will end up spreading to Al and Ga etc. I could never figure out why they hunt them and capture and not just shoot them with a shot gun. If you've seen those reality shows of them hunting them they do get in the muck and are hard to get out.

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Response to d_r (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:55 AM

5. That freeze did get a bunch of iguanas

but it did more damage to the indigenous wildlife, fish, birds, manatees, etc.

I think it should be open season on these snakes.
Give a decent bounty for each one, and keep it going until their numbers are reduced enough to let the native animals make a comeback.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:32 AM

7. Ha ha

that will not decimate the snake population. They are out of control.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:31 AM

6. The free market is the answer

 

Some enterprising sports bar owner needs to come up with a Superbowl snack, like Buffalo Python Rounds, and the problem will be solved.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:35 PM

8. Or a "Bloomin' Python"!

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