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(LA Times)   Prepare to bow to your new herpetologic overlords: giant-ass goat-eating snake will cross breed with bad-tempered cousin, overrun Miami   (latimes.com) divider line 80
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2010-01-15 04:24:01 PM
So...we'd get the Rockmese Python?
 
2010-01-15 04:29:50 PM
At least it's not pandas and koalas.
We would be farked.
 
2010-01-15 04:56:01 PM
Snakes with a circumference of 31 inches are not cool.
 
2010-01-15 05:32:42 PM
Ha ha. You got the herpetology.
 
2010-01-15 06:31:47 PM
blo9s.com
 
2010-01-15 06:32:23 PM
giant-ass goat-eating snake will cross breed with bad-tempered cousin, overrun Miami

You say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2010-01-15 06:33:09 PM
We're going to need badgers. Lots and lots of badgers.
 
2010-01-15 06:33:24 PM
img7.imageshack.us

I want to study the Northwestern boob snake
 
2010-01-15 06:35:00 PM
giant ass-goat eating snake?
 
2010-01-15 06:36:30 PM
Just spray a 'buncha Valtrex from crop dusters...
 
2010-01-15 06:37:04 PM
At least Miami is about to get a bunch of Haitians to clean up the problem

/yeah, i went there, GFY.
 
2010-01-15 06:39:21 PM
Gonad the Ballbarian: Just spray a 'buncha Valtrex from crop dusters...

www.funnyforumpics.com

/And it's itchy. . .
 
2010-01-15 06:40:58 PM
Mmmmmmm Ass Goat.
 
2010-01-15 06:43:43 PM
But I thought he lived in NY?

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2010-01-15 06:46:35 PM
HotLonelyTeenageGirl: Snakes with a circumference of 31 inches are not cool.

Damn. And that operation was expensive, too...
 
2010-01-15 06:46:45 PM
Giant goat-eating ass snake?
 
2010-01-15 06:48:00 PM
The gif is way too large to post, but it's hilarious (and somewhat relevant) Link (new window)
 
2010-01-15 06:49:03 PM
SyFy NYtwyrk programmyrs on stanyd-byy.
 
2010-01-15 06:51:46 PM
Did someone say Rock python?
tvtropes.org
 
2010-01-15 06:52:17 PM
They could only find five? Shouldn't they be on the endangered species list?
 
2010-01-15 06:52:38 PM
We're prepared for that. We've lined up a fabulous type of gorilla that thrives on snake meat.
 
2010-01-15 06:53:15 PM
FTA: "where they thrive without a natural predator"

I'm sure one of these guys might beg to differ.
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2010-01-15 06:56:58 PM
rock python:
www.latimes.com
rock lobster:
homepage.mac.com
/any questions?
 
2010-01-15 06:59:37 PM
MBooda: rock python:

rock lobster:

/any questions?


Actually, I think that is a Burmese Python.
 
2010-01-15 06:59:37 PM
badstiffy:
I'm sure one of these guys might beg to differ.

According to the story, the African Rock Phyton eats goats and crocodiles..
 
2010-01-15 07:01:43 PM
FTA: "where they thrive without a natural predator"

Ok, this is where the pussification of our country takes hold. Really, if these things are that much of a threat then we should just give some locals license to shoot the things. Forget about catching them and releasing them somewhere else.
 
2010-01-15 07:03:30 PM
echo5juliet: badstiffy:
I'm sure one of these guys might beg to differ.

According to the story, the African Rock Phyton eats goats and crocodiles..


Whew, good thing thats a gator

/Go Gators!!
 
2010-01-15 07:03:57 PM
I wonder if they are finding any reticulated pythons. In all my years as a herp hobbyist, those things freaked me out the most. The longest (but not heaviest) snakes on the planet and off-the-hook aggressive.
 
2010-01-15 07:07:46 PM
HotLonelyTeenageGirl: Snakes with a circumference of 31 inches are not cool.

Yea, I get that alot....
 
2010-01-15 07:08:26 PM
Miami needed a little over-running anyway. May as well be these things.
 
2010-01-15 07:08:31 PM
Just wait till they cross-breed with rattlesnakes..............
 
2010-01-15 07:09:20 PM
badstiffy: FTA: "where they thrive without a natural predator"

I'm sure one of these guys might beg to differ.


I would pay to see a fight between an alligator and a super constrictor.
 
2010-01-15 07:10:13 PM
solobarik: echo5juliet: badstiffy:
I'm sure one of these guys might beg to differ.

According to the story, the African Rock Phyton eats goats and crocodiles..

Whew, good thing thats a gator

/Go Gators!!


Actually it was a gator (and a small one at that) and things well ... didn't go so well.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1006_051006_pythoneatsgator.htm l
 
2010-01-15 07:11:57 PM
thelordofcheese: badstiffy: FTA: "where they thrive without a natural predator"

I'm sure one of these guys might beg to differ.

I would pay to see a fight between an alligator and a super constrictor.


i12.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-15 07:12:45 PM
Sorry I farked up the link

Link (new window)
 
2010-01-15 07:13:22 PM
i117.photobucket.com


"Hey guys, like my feather boa?"
 
2010-01-15 07:19:14 PM
thelordofcheese 2010-01-15 07:09:20 PM

badstiffy: FTA: "where they thrive without a natural predator"

I'm sure one of these guys might beg to differ.

I would pay to see a fight between an alligator and a super constrictor.


This happened in the Everglades four or five years ago. Guess who won.



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2010-01-15 07:25:34 PM
Keys dude:
This happened in the Everglades four or five years ago. Guess who won.

Looks to me like no one won, but the alligator would have been dead before the python started to eat it.
 
2010-01-15 07:42:30 PM
deegen 2010-01-15 07:25:34 PM

Keys dude:
This happened in the Everglades four or five years ago. Guess who won.

Looks to me like no one won, but the alligator would have been dead before the python started to eat it.


They both died. I think, if I remember correctly, the python attacked, the gator fought back, then so did the python and when all was said and done, the python was partially inside the gator when, no lie, it literally exploded through the gator's body, at the stomach, trying to get out. Fight lasted like 20 hours.
 
2010-01-15 07:42:55 PM
Well, as if I needed one more reason to not live in Florida...

/Big Swamp, Crocodiles, mosquitoes the size of terriers, old people, the terminally stupid, hurricanes...

//And now big, scary snakes that can eat crocodiles. Damn.
 
2010-01-15 07:45:01 PM
Poodle: The other white meat.
 
2010-01-15 07:54:31 PM
This is why I don't go camping in FL, nor do I swim in any body of water that isn't a) chlorinated or b) an ocean.

Gators scare the crap out of me, and while I'm not afraid of snakes (I actually *like* them), the thought of running into an aggressive constrictor that EATS friggin gators scares me even more.
 
2010-01-15 08:00:58 PM
It's a super snake, super snake!

(It's super-snakey.)
 
2010-01-15 08:02:19 PM
Holy shiat I am NOT going to FL any time soon.

I am relatively sure that thing could consume me.
 
2010-01-15 08:06:42 PM
i47.tinypic.com
 
2010-01-15 08:09:21 PM
I foresee the potential for affordable, snake skin boots, gloves and other accessories
 
2010-01-15 08:12:00 PM
did someone say goat eating snakes?
img297.imageshack.us
Shot at 2007-01-26
 
2010-01-15 08:13:27 PM
If they are separate species, then HTH could they successfully breed?
 
2010-01-15 08:20:52 PM
There's also this, though a woodrat is far from a gator:

Back in 2007, a 7.5-foot python was found in North Key Largo, in the southern end of the Everglades at the top of the Florida Keys. How?

The woodrat is an endangered species. A graduate biology student found the snake while tracking a male woodrat that they had collared with a radio transmitter three weeks earlier. The snake was found only because it was transmitting a signal from the woodrat it had eaten.

I love this place.
 
2010-01-15 08:30:28 PM
Keys dude: deegen 2010-01-15 07:25:34 PM

Keys dude:
This happened in the Everglades four or five years ago. Guess who won.

Looks to me like no one won, but the alligator would have been dead before the python started to eat it.

They both died. I think, if I remember correctly, the python attacked, the gator fought back, then so did the python and when all was said and done, the python was partially inside the gator when, no lie, it literally exploded through the gator's body, at the stomach, trying to get out. Fight lasted like 20 hours.


Hmm. I think I read it was the other way around. The snake won and ate the croc, or the croc may have been dead and was starting to "bloat" as it rotted. Then once the snake swallowed it, the croc REALLY bloated up from gas, etc. and the snake exploded from the inside out.

This is important. It should be discussed at length.
 
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