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(UPI)   As if having your island overrun by snakes isn't bad enough, imagine the only thing those snakes ate were birds that kept control of the spider population, so now you have a snake and spider infestation   (upi.com) divider line 88
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2012-09-13 08:15:34 PM  
Simpsons did it
 
2012-09-13 08:25:24 PM  
Same type of thing is going on in the Everglades. A few hipster assholes got tired of their non-indigenous pet pythons and threw them into the swamp. Now there are thousands of them destroying the wildlife, multiplying faster than anyone can kill them.
 
2012-09-13 08:35:59 PM  
I don't like spiders and snakes...
 
2012-09-13 08:59:28 PM  
THE ASYLUM PRESENTS: MEGAPYTHON VS GARGARANTULA!
 
2012-09-13 09:09:13 PM  
Where are Samuel L. Jackson and Harrison Ford when you need them?
 
2012-09-13 09:33:51 PM  
What a lovely way for my birthplace to make Fark!

/ hope to find a way to visit some day, now that I'm old enough actually to remember it
// I've been told, "Hawaii is close enough," so I'm leaning on that for now....
 
2012-09-13 10:29:45 PM  
The answer is obvious. Introduce rabid porcupines to handle the spiders and snakes.
 
2012-09-13 10:33:18 PM  

King Something: Where are Samuel L. Jackson and Harrison Ford when you need them?


Hell with that

/where's Saint Patrick when you need him?
 
2012-09-13 11:28:40 PM  

Mugato: Same type of thing is going on in the Everglades. A few hipster assholes got tired of their non-indigenous pet pythons and threw them into the swamp. Now there are thousands of them destroying the wildlife, multiplying faster than anyone can kill them.


Yikes. I'll stick with Minnesota and its invasive zebra mussels.
 
2012-09-13 11:31:09 PM  

Mugato: Same type of thing is going on in the Everglades. A few hipster assholes got tired of their non-indigenous pet pythons and threw them into the swamp. Now there are thousands of them destroying the wildlife, multiplying faster than anyone can kill them.


I agree with you on the assholes part, but I'm doubt it was hipsters that were responsible. Trailer trash is much more likely.
 
2012-09-13 11:53:40 PM  
Skinner: Well, I was wrong. The lizards are a godsend.
Lisa: But isn't that a bit short-sighted? What happens when we're overrun by lizards?
Skinner: No problem. We simply release wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes. They'll wipe out the lizards.
Lisa: But aren't the snakes even worse?
Skinner: Yes, but we're prepared for that. We've lined up a fabulous type of gorilla that thrives on snake meat.
Lisa: But then we're stuck with gorillas!
Skinner: No, that's the beautiful part. When wintertime rolls around, the gorillas simply freeze to death.
 
2012-09-13 11:56:46 PM  
What'll end up happening is the snakes and spiders will get out of control and by their combined enormous weight will cause the island to sink into the ocean.
 
2012-09-14 12:02:05 AM  
I say we let them have Guam.
 
2012-09-14 12:02:07 AM  

King Something: Where are Samuel L. Jackson and Harrison Ford when you need them?


Hell with that.
They need gorillas.
 
2012-09-14 12:02:20 AM  
www.weddingsavannah.com

Told y'all.
 
2012-09-14 12:03:26 AM  
I don't like spiders and snakes
and that aint what it takes to love me
like I want to be loved by you...
 
2012-09-14 12:04:17 AM  
img27.imageshack.us
"Could be worse"
 
2012-09-14 12:04:18 AM  
I see the obligatory Simpsons and Snakes on a Plane references have already been made. Carry on.
 
2012-09-14 12:06:10 AM  
But let me get this straight, the spiders are the only thing keeping insects the absent birds aren't eating from overrunning the island? Good for them, then.
 
2012-09-14 12:06:45 AM  
These guys have obviously never been to Griffith.
 
2012-09-14 12:07:25 AM  
I bet the Chinese will eat 'em.
 
2012-09-14 12:07:27 AM  
Maybe when Guam tips over they'll finally be rid of both snakes and spiders.

/has worked on invasive species issues on Pacific islands
//you should see the inspection procedures for a plane that comes to a snake free island from Guam
 
2012-09-14 12:08:39 AM  

ShawnDoc: Mugato: Same type of thing is going on in the Everglades. A few hipster assholes got tired of their non-indigenous pet pythons and threw them into the swamp. Now there are thousands of them destroying the wildlife, multiplying faster than anyone can kill them.

I agree with you on the assholes part, but I'm doubt it was hipsters that were responsible. Trailer trash is much more likely.


Meh, it was anyone dumb enough to buy a snake and too chickenshiat to kill it when it got too big. Seriously, exotic reptiles were a big thing about 20 years ago...everyone and their brother had a ball or Burmese python, it seemed. Hell, when my grass snake got too ornery to keep, I killed it rather than take a chance on releasing it into the ecosystem...I lived in Tahoe and the first hard freeze would have finished it off, but why take the chance?

I mean, really, people. Check what that cute little snake is going to become before you buy it; and believe me, there are no rescue services for 18-foot Burmese pythons.
 
2012-09-14 12:11:48 AM  

Ed Finnerty: The answer is obvious. Introduce rabid porcupines to handle the spiders and snakes.


Don't forget to include the plague-bearing fleas riding each quill!
 
2012-09-14 12:12:03 AM  
Yup....knew it was Guam before clicking on the link.

Mugato: Same type of thing is going on in the Everglades. A few hipster assholes got tired of their non-indigenous pet pythons and threw them into the swamp. Now there are thousands of them destroying the wildlife, multiplying faster than anyone can kill them.


IIRC, the Florida Keys are having a similar issue with lionfish.
 
2012-09-14 12:12:32 AM  
Sound like they need a little St. Patrick, yah?
 
2012-09-14 12:13:18 AM  

Gyrfalcon: ShawnDoc: Mugato: Same type of thing is going on in the Everglades. A few hipster assholes got tired of their non-indigenous pet pythons and threw them into the swamp. Now there are thousands of them destroying the wildlife, multiplying faster than anyone can kill them.

I agree with you on the assholes part, but I'm doubt it was hipsters that were responsible. Trailer trash is much more likely.

Meh, it was anyone dumb enough to buy a snake and too chickenshiat to kill it when it got too big. Seriously, exotic reptiles were a big thing about 20 years ago...everyone and their brother had a ball or Burmese python, it seemed. Hell, when my grass snake got too ornery to keep, I killed it rather than take a chance on releasing it into the ecosystem...I lived in Tahoe and the first hard freeze would have finished it off, but why take the chance?

I mean, really, people. Check what that cute little snake is going to become before you buy it; and believe me, there are no rescue services for 18-foot Burmese pythons.

Does Alice Cooper know this?
 
2012-09-14 12:18:21 AM  
Accidentally introduced to the island in the 1940s, the snake decimated the island's native bird species in one of the most infamous ecological disasters from an invasive species.

By the 1980s, 10 of 12 native bird species had been wiped out.


one in ten deaths

Apparently it is possible to be too stupid to be a journalist. Amazing!
 
2012-09-14 12:18:34 AM  
So bring in some snake eating gorillas - and when winter comes...
 
2012-09-14 12:19:17 AM  
Ecosystems. How do they work?
 
2012-09-14 12:19:48 AM  

ThePea: Gyrfalcon: ShawnDoc: Mugato: Same type of thing is going on in the Everglades. A few hipster assholes got tired of their non-indigenous pet pythons and threw them into the swamp. Now there are thousands of them destroying the wildlife, multiplying faster than anyone can kill them.

I agree with you on the assholes part, but I'm doubt it was hipsters that were responsible. Trailer trash is much more likely.

Meh, it was anyone dumb enough to buy a snake and too chickenshiat to kill it when it got too big. Seriously, exotic reptiles were a big thing about 20 years ago...everyone and their brother had a ball or Burmese python, it seemed. Hell, when my grass snake got too ornery to keep, I killed it rather than take a chance on releasing it into the ecosystem...I lived in Tahoe and the first hard freeze would have finished it off, but why take the chance?

I mean, really, people. Check what that cute little snake is going to become before you buy it; and believe me, there are no rescue services for 18-foot Burmese pythons.
Does Alice Cooper know this?


Well, okay, but how many 18' pythons does one man need?
 
2012-09-14 12:25:02 AM  
DAYUM... snakes and spiders on a plane? Sounds like a sequel...
 
2012-09-14 12:29:06 AM  

syrynxx: Accidentally introduced to the island in the 1940s, the snake decimated the island's native bird species in one of the most infamous ecological disasters from an invasive species.
By the 1980s, 10 of 12 native bird species had been wiped out.
one in ten deaths
Apparently it is possible to be too stupid to be a journalist. Amazing!


Oh come on. Why are you looking at the most obscure definition? It's a common enough word.

verb (used with object), dec·i·mat·ed, dec·i·mat·ing.
1.to destroy a great number or proportion of: The population was decimated by a plague.
2.to select by lot and kill every tenth person of.
3.Obsolete . to take a tenth of or from.


Gyrfalcon:
Meh, it was anyone dumb enough to buy a snake and too chickenshiat to kill it when it got too big. Seriously, exotic reptiles were a big thing about 20 years ago...everyone and their brother had a ball or Burmese python, it seemed. Hell, when my grass snake got too ornery to keep, I killed it rather than take a chance on releasing it into the ecosystem...I lived in Tahoe and the first hard freeze would have finished it off, but why take the chance?
I mean, really, people. Check what that cute little snake is going to become before you buy it; and believe me, there are no rescue services for 18-foot Burmese pythons.


I remember that. 20 years ago everybody had a damn big snake.
 
2012-09-14 12:33:14 AM  

syrynxx: Accidentally introduced to the island in the 1940s, the snake decimated the island's native bird species in one of the most infamous ecological disasters from an invasive species.

By the 1980s, 10 of 12 native bird species had been wiped out.

one in ten deaths

Apparently it is possible to be too stupid to be a journalist. Amazing!



The page you linked includes this:

"Current usage of the word The word decimation is often used to refer to an extreme reduction in the number of a population or force, much greater than the one tenth defined by the "deci" root. It is frequently used as a synonym for the word "annihilate" which the OED lists as meaning "to reduce to non-existence, blot out of existence"

So it is the current use of the word.
 
2012-09-14 12:33:31 AM  

syrynxx: Accidentally introduced to the island in the 1940s, the snake decimated the island's native bird species in one of the most infamous ecological disasters from an invasive species.

By the 1980s, 10 of 12 native bird species had been wiped out.

one in ten deaths

Apparently it is possible to be too stupid to be a journalist. Amazing!


Oh, STFU. Everyone knows what it originally meant, no one cares, it's been in common use with another meaning for a long time now. Your mother sucks cocks in hell, you farking douchebag.
 
2012-09-14 12:34:49 AM  
Came for the Stafford reference, leaving happy
 
2012-09-14 12:37:06 AM  

Mugato: Same type of thing is going on in the Everglades. A few hipster assholes got tired of their non-indigenous pet pythons and threw them into the swamp. Now there are thousands of them destroying the wildlife, multiplying faster than anyone can kill them.


I live down in Florida, and actually--The reason is because of loose pets from the past hurricanes. The same thing has happened with lionfish, which are decimating all the fish species down here. Hipsters are killing our culture, not our wildlife :(
 
2012-09-14 12:40:50 AM  

The_Sponge: Yup....knew it was Guam before clicking on the link.

Mugato: Same type of thing is going on in the Everglades. A few hipster assholes got tired of their non-indigenous pet pythons and threw them into the swamp. Now there are thousands of them destroying the wildlife, multiplying faster than anyone can kill them.

IIRC, the Florida Keys are having a similar issue with lionfish.


Yes, but I think there is a solution to that problem because supposedly Lionfish are delicious
 
2012-09-14 12:42:52 AM  

malaktaus: syrynxx: Accidentally introduced to the island in the 1940s, the snake decimated the island's native bird species in one of the most infamous ecological disasters from an invasive species.

By the 1980s, 10 of 12 native bird species had been wiped out.

one in ten deaths

Apparently it is possible to be too stupid to be a journalist. Amazing!

Oh, STFU. Everyone knows what it originally meant, no one cares, it's been in common use with another meaning for a long time now. Your mother sucks cocks in hell, you farking douchebag.

 

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2012-09-14 12:44:02 AM  

CujoQuarrel: The_Sponge: Yup....knew it was Guam before clicking on the link.

Mugato: Same type of thing is going on in the Everglades. A few hipster assholes got tired of their non-indigenous pet pythons and threw them into the swamp. Now there are thousands of them destroying the wildlife, multiplying faster than anyone can kill them.

IIRC, the Florida Keys are having a similar issue with lionfish.

Yes, but I think there is a solution to that problem because supposedly Lionfish are delicious


They are very....People are encouraged to spearfish for em! Just have to be careful with them, as they do have venomous barbs!
 
2012-09-14 12:49:44 AM  

Monster Island: syrynxx: Accidentally introduced to the island in the 1940s, the snake decimated the island's native bird species in one of the most infamous ecological disasters from an invasive species.

By the 1980s, 10 of 12 native bird species had been wiped out.

one in ten deaths

Apparently it is possible to be too stupid to be a journalist. Amazing!


The page you linked includes this:

"Current usage of the word The word decimation is often used to refer to an extreme reduction in the number of a population or force, much greater than the one tenth defined by the "deci" root. It is frequently used as a synonym for the word "annihilate" which the OED lists as meaning "to reduce to non-existence, blot out of existence"

So it is the current use of the word.


I would say it's a commonly misused word rather than the current use of the word.

Irregardless, I'm sure I'm just making a mute point.
 
2012-09-14 12:53:33 AM  
Let this be a lesson to people who don't think that biodiversity is important.
Your house will be overrun with spiders.
 
2012-09-14 12:54:28 AM  
After reading this, you will itch all night long. When you lay down to sleep, you will feel little things crawling on you. Have a good night.

animal.discovery.com
 
2012-09-14 12:56:16 AM  

ShawnDoc: Mugato: Same type of thing is going on in the Everglades. A few hipster assholes got tired of their non-indigenous pet pythons and threw them into the swamp. Now there are thousands of them destroying the wildlife, multiplying faster than anyone can kill them.

I agree with you on the assholes part, but I'm doubt it was hipsters that were responsible. Trailer trash is much more likely.


Dur. White trash and Cubanos. Tough pets as swag until said pet can eat them. And gators, being as dangerous as drunk trailer honkey biatches or sober Cubana putas.

/vote liberal. Free stuff.
//trollish. But seriously, vote Obama.
 
2012-09-14 01:00:32 AM  
Came for Simpson references. Hoped for Clerks cartoon finishing move. Leaving disappointed.
 
2012-09-14 01:02:54 AM  

Gyrfalcon: I mean, really, people. Check what that cute little snake is going to become before you buy it; and believe me, there are no rescue services for 18-foot Burmese pythons.


http://www.gatorfarm.com/Reptile_Rescue.html

These guys actually might take one that size if you don't mind coming all the way up to Colorado. They had the gator used in Happy Gilmore, Lake Placid and a few other movies there too, but I don't know if they still do. They're basically camped right on top of some hot springs and they use that to house the reptiles and even keep an indoor rainforest with it's own natural little rain cycle.

Anyway, let's brainstorm on animals that prey on snakes. Mongooses do. Mongeese. Mongeeses. Whatever. Don't some birds of prey go after snakes too? Either way, It would be fun to see what kind of chain reactions would come out of that.
 
2012-09-14 01:09:10 AM  
now that the food is gone, shouldn't the snakes also die off?
 
2012-09-14 01:15:13 AM  

Gyrfalcon: ThePea: Gyrfalcon: ShawnDoc: Mugato: Same type of thing is going on in the Everglades. A few hipster assholes got tired of their non-indigenous pet pythons and threw them into the swamp. Now there are thousands of them destroying the wildlife, multiplying faster than anyone can kill them.

I agree with you on the assholes part, but I'm doubt it was hipsters that were responsible. Trailer trash is much more likely.

Meh, it was anyone dumb enough to buy a snake and too chickenshiat to kill it when it got too big. Seriously, exotic reptiles were a big thing about 20 years ago...everyone and their brother had a ball or Burmese python, it seemed. Hell, when my grass snake got too ornery to keep, I killed it rather than take a chance on releasing it into the ecosystem...I lived in Tahoe and the first hard freeze would have finished it off, but why take the chance?

I mean, really, people. Check what that cute little snake is going to become before you buy it; and believe me, there are no rescue services for 18-foot Burmese pythons.
Does Alice Cooper know this?

Well, okay, but how many 18' pythons does one man need?


Depends how very small his penis is.
 
2012-09-14 01:15:21 AM  

syrynxx: Accidentally introduced to the island in the 1940s, the snake decimated the island's native bird species in one of the most infamous ecological disasters from an invasive species.

By the 1980s, 10 of 12 native bird species had been wiped out.

one in ten deaths

Apparently it is possible to be too stupid to be a journalist. Amazing!


If we go by original meanings September is the seventh month, October the eighth month, November the ninth month and December is the tenth month right?
 
2012-09-14 01:18:41 AM  

had98c: What'll end up happening is the snakes and spiders will get out of control and by their combined enormous weight will cause the island to sinkCapsize into the ocean.


FTFY
 
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