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(WPTV)   In an attempt to prove a point, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson will join 800 others in the python hunting challenge. Your state is crazy, point proven   (wptv.com) divider line 70
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2013-01-17 01:53:37 PM  

Supes: Except it won't solve anything. There are (at minimum) 10,000+ pythons in the Everglades. Possibly far, far more (according to the article some estimate "hundreds of thousands). And how many were killed the first two days of a month long hunt? 11 of them.


This.
As a reptile enthusiast I have had a few pythons escape and I can't find them for days within my own house. I can't imagine looking for them in the everglades. There's no farking way you will even make a dent. They are sneaky little buggers.
Only one of them ever got away for good. This was in '95 and I never did find him after exhaustive week-long search. I neglected to mention this fact to the people that bought the house a year later.
 
2013-01-17 02:36:16 PM  
I hope it isn't the 24 inch pythons!
graphics.nytimes.com
 
2013-01-17 02:40:08 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: WTF Indeed: How is it crazy? Pythons are a problem and this is the best way to go about it.

Seems like one could consider switching back to Javascript.

/but "hello world" is just print 'hello world'!


You're missing some parentheses, because print is now a function in Python.
 
2013-01-17 02:45:38 PM  

2wolves: FloydA: This is a huge waste of time and money.  I heard on the radio that you can just take a little blue pill to cure a reptile dysfunction.

Screams. Runs from thread.

+1

+2
 
2013-01-17 02:46:14 PM  

dittybopper: You have to have a digital camera to take pictures of the snake, and you have to have a GPS to record the location of where you took the snake, and you have to send both the image and coordinates to Florida Fish and Wildlife.


Sounds like a  job for geo-cachers.  Are there any left?
 
2013-01-17 03:16:23 PM  
There are areas in the Everglades where the mammal populations are almost extinct due to these snakes. No deer, bobcats, raccoons, etc. Someones got to kill them.
 
2013-01-17 03:32:49 PM  

shanrick: There are areas in the Everglades where the mammal populations are almost extinct due to these snakes. No deer, bobcats, raccoons, etc. Someones got to kill them.


See! The feral hog problem is gone and DIA didn't have reload even once!
 
2013-01-17 03:49:02 PM  

santadog: Why the hell hasn't someone opened a restaurant that serves snake?  Just put those thing on the menu, and your set!  Snake Pit Pete's, or Monty's Python Buffet.


This reminds me of something I read about the problem of the lionfish in the Caribbean. It was an invasive species, probably introduced out of someones fish tank and was destroying the local wildlife. Apparently, someone made the discovery that they were delicious and local restaurants started serving them as a delicacy. Pretty quickly, the numbers dwindled. The lion fish is still there, but not nearly as destructive.

I've wondered about Kudzu along the same lines. I know that it's edible (never tried it) but couldn't it be cleared as animal feed? Or is it just too difficult to clear out of places it's taken hold?
 
2013-01-17 04:07:51 PM  

i.r.id10t: santadog: Why the hell hasn't someone opened a restaurant that serves snake?  Just put those thing on the menu, and your set!  Snake Pit Pete's, or Monty's Python Buffet.

The apex level predators in the 'glades - which these snakes are part of - typically have 3x the amount of mercury in them than what the fda says is "safe if you only eat fish once or twice a year"


I did not know that about the Mercury.
 
2013-01-17 04:32:55 PM  
Why don't they just send in a pack of honey badgers?

/they go to great lengths to kill and eat snakes
//they're nasty
///and they don't give a fark
 
2013-01-17 05:49:20 PM  
If they were smart, they'd take along a bunch of beautiful women and handsome men, have them strip naked while they hunt, and then wrestle the pythons they manage to find. Film every bit of it and sell. They'll make more than enough money to finance python hunts for twenty years.
 
2013-01-17 06:19:46 PM  
I still flinch when I watch this

/oblig
//not sure if they ever determined this to be real or not
 
2013-01-17 06:28:03 PM  

Supes: The risk is 800+ mostly untrained hunters traipsing through the Everglades, with loaded guns, ready to shoot anything that moves.


That is why, every hunting season, when millions of mostly untrained hunters are traipsing through the woods with loaded guns, ready to shoot anything that moves, there are hundreds of thousands of people shot by accident.

Or not.

Contrary to your uninformed opinion, hunters do not shoot at "anything that moves".
 
2013-01-17 06:53:23 PM  
You sure can tell those who have hunted before or not in this thread.

Some of you are just clueless about what it means to hunt.
 
2013-01-17 06:54:39 PM  

RickN99: Supes: The risk is 800+ mostly untrained hunters traipsing through the Everglades, with loaded guns, ready to shoot anything that moves.

That is why, every hunting season, when millions of mostly untrained hunters are traipsing through the woods with loaded guns, ready to shoot anything that moves, there are hundreds of thousands of people shot by accident.

Or not.

Contrary to your uninformed opinion, hunters do not shoot at "anything that moves".


These people are just ignorant. They probably believe hunters are not also environmentalists. Their loss.
 
2013-01-17 07:04:16 PM  

santadog: i.r.id10t: santadog: Why the hell hasn't someone opened a restaurant that serves snake?  Just put those thing on the menu, and your set!  Snake Pit Pete's, or Monty's Python Buffet.

The apex level predators in the 'glades - which these snakes are part of - typically have 3x the amount of mercury in them than what the fda says is "safe if you only eat fish once or twice a year"

I did not know that about the Mercury.


Probably because it is not true.

Link
 
2013-01-17 11:41:58 PM  

RickN99: Contrary to your uninformed opinion, hunters do not shoot at "anything that moves".


But there will be thousands of harmless garden hoses shot up. Can you live with that atrocity on your hands?
 
2013-01-18 12:07:41 AM  

RickN99: Supes: The risk is 800+ mostly untrained hunters traipsing through the Everglades, with loaded guns, ready to shoot anything that moves.

That is why, every hunting season, when millions of mostly untrained hunters are traipsing through the woods with loaded guns, ready to shoot anything that moves, there are hundreds of thousands of people shot by accident.

Or not.

Contrary to your uninformed opinion, hunters do not shoot at "anything that moves".


Most. Plus its usually lifestock that gets nixed not people. Usually.
 
2013-01-18 12:43:51 AM  
Bill Nelson is gay?

/dnrtfa
 
2013-01-18 12:53:50 AM  

RickN99: Supes: The risk is 800+ mostly untrained hunters traipsing through the Everglades, with loaded guns, ready to shoot anything that moves.

That is why, every hunting season, when millions of mostly untrained hunters are traipsing through the woods with loaded guns, ready to shoot anything that moves, there are hundreds of thousands of people shot by accident.

Or not.

Contrary to your uninformed opinion, hunters do not shoot at "anything that moves".


I've always thought the lack of hunter deaths was more a testament to the fact that hunters tend to wear brightly colored vests. Animals don't. Maybe hunters in your neck of the woods are better, but where I grew up, there were way too many weekend warriors content to spray-and-pray.
 
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