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(SeattlePI)   21 pythons whacked so far in Florida. Four days in, they're almost 0.05% of the way towards complete python annihilation   (seattlepi.com) divider line 79
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2013-01-18 03:09:58 PM

Gyrfalcon: You mean it's harder to hunt an animal that prefers to hide, is stealthy, camouflaged, doesn't run from hunters, leaves few tracks, and doesn't congregate in herds?

Wow, I'd have thought you could hunt pythons like they were deer or pigs.


Well, deer prefer to hide, are stealthy, camouflaged, and often don't run from hunters. And often, if the deer you are seeking is a buck, it is solitary most of the time.

/You'd be amazed how well a 200 lb animal can *HIDE*.
 
2013-01-18 03:16:22 PM
Why doesn't someone release a bunch of rabbits and rats with radio tags in them, give the snakes some time to eat lunch, and track the animals w/ 21st century tech?
 
2013-01-18 03:24:20 PM

dittybopper: Gyrfalcon: You mean it's harder to hunt an animal that prefers to hide, is stealthy, camouflaged, doesn't run from hunters, leaves few tracks, and doesn't congregate in herds?

Wow, I'd have thought you could hunt pythons like they were deer or pigs.

Well, deer prefer to hide, are stealthy, camouflaged, and often don't run from hunters. And often, if the deer you are seeking is a buck, it is solitary most of the time.

/You'd be amazed how well a 200 lb animal can *HIDE*.


Not like a snake, though.
 
2013-01-18 03:31:29 PM

FloydA: It's bad in the swamps, but it's worse in Nebraska and Kansas.   Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfarking snakes on these motherfarking plains!


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2013-01-18 03:34:07 PM

Stone Meadow: Dr Dreidel: Even god himself promotes whacking.

// day

No way, dude! I seem to recall something in Torah about not spilling one's seed on the ground.


If you're referring to Onan, Jews interpret that story slightly differently than Christians do. Onan's sin was in not impregnating his sister-in-law to continue his dead brother's line - he preferred beating off to sex with Tamar.

I have heard opinions (minority opinions) that masturbation, so long as you're not married, is A-OK. (I think there may be a few other circumstances as well.)

// meh
 
2013-01-18 03:47:55 PM
I know that they are cold blooded animals, but would it make sense for someone to bring one of those fancy Infrared cameras and just look around at night?

It would be obvious to see what would be a coiled up snake hiding on land and what would be an alligator.
 
2013-01-18 03:48:04 PM

Dr Dreidel: Stone Meadow: Dr Dreidel: Even god himself promotes whacking.

// day

No way, dude! I seem to recall something in Torah about not spilling one's seed on the ground.

If you're referring to Onan, Jews interpret that story slightly differently than Christians do. Onan's sin was in not impregnating his sister-in-law to continue his dead brother's line - he preferred beating off to sex with Tamar.

I have heard opinions (minority opinions) that masturbation, so long as you're not married, is A-OK. (I think there may be a few other circumstances as well.)

// meh


I was just picking up on your pun about whacking...but yeah, G_d smited him for not impregnating Tamar.

/she must'a been reallllllllllllllyyy homely
 
2013-01-18 03:57:40 PM
Gotta start somewhere. Make it an annual event and more people will start joining in.
 
2013-01-18 03:58:39 PM

Stone Meadow: I was just picking up on your pun about whacking...but yeah, G_d smited him for not impregnating Tamar.

/she must'a been reallllllllllllllyyy homely


Any chance to point out that there are sex-positive ways of reading religion is a fun time.

// I'd smite it
 
2013-01-18 04:11:21 PM
WHACK ye the serpents that crawleth upon their bellies
And your town shall be a beacon unto others.

/The Bible, in the back somwhere
 
2013-01-18 04:22:15 PM
OH MY GOD I missed the opportunity for a whacking day reference when this story first dropped and just now got it at this headline. I am filled with the shame.
 
2013-01-18 04:24:58 PM

DrWhy: Fark Rye For Many Whores: [image.minoc.com image 200x200]

/jk
//python is based ruby
///ruby is worst python

////Perl. That is all.


I'll still take Ruby, thanks.
 
2013-01-18 04:32:39 PM
Why don't they feed these snakes Viagra? That should straighten them out.

It works for me.
 
2013-01-18 04:43:58 PM

dogdaze: Why doesn't someone release a bunch of rabbits and rats with radio tags in them, give the snakes some time to eat lunch, and track the animals w/ 21st century tech?


That's actually a pretty good idea.

/make sure the rabbits are nuetered first though.
 
2013-01-18 04:44:52 PM
I got a giant python for Florida RIGHT HERE.
 
2013-01-18 04:58:14 PM

DrWhy: Perl


aw hail naw
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2013-01-18 05:11:25 PM
And how many dead hunters? Fark bed-wetters swore there would be accidents by the dozens.
 
2013-01-18 05:37:17 PM

dogdaze: Why doesn't someone release a bunch of rabbits and rats with radio tags in them, give the snakes some time to eat lunch, and track the animals w/ 21st century tech?


Better to just use a house mouse, already abundant in the Everglades and easy to buy for super cheap from pet stores everywhere. Lightweight GPS tags are still a little pricey, and I'm not sure how long they would last inside a python's digestive tract, but it'd also enable you to track a python's movements once the critter has been swallowed and learn a bit more about them.
 
2013-01-18 05:40:07 PM

Despair of the Cheese: see this more as an opportunity to cull the hunters rather than the snakes, because anyone who hunts Burmese pythons for fun is not right in the head and needs to be removed from the gene pool.


It's not for fun. Pythons don't belong in the Everglades. They're there because some hipster douchebags thought it would be cool to have them as pets, got tired of them and dumped them in the glades. Now they've multiplied and are destroying the ecosystem, eating everything from deer to birds to whatever else is out there. They all have to be destroyed, period.
 
2013-01-18 05:45:04 PM
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I love all the morons hunting snakes wearing cammo. All that's going to do is make it more likely they get shot accidentally by another hunter.
 
2013-01-18 05:49:39 PM

fusillade762: [ww1.hdnux.com image 628x423]


Looks like a Savage Model 60 and a Nugget. The one guy is properly armed for pythons. The other for elephants... ;^)
 
2013-01-18 06:45:16 PM

fusillade762: [ww1.hdnux.com image 628x423]

I love all the morons hunting snakes wearing cammo. All that's going to do is make it more likely they get shot accidentally by another hunter.


That's a really good point. You are supposed to wear bright colors when out hunting aren't you ?

I've never hunted, but I've seen hunting guys in the teevee.
 
2013-01-18 07:18:50 PM
Bart: Ladies and gentlemen! Whacking Day is a sham! It was originally conceived in 1922 as an excuse to beat up on the Irish.

Old Irishman: 'Tis true. I took many a lump, but 'twas all in fun.


//one of my fave episodes
 
2013-01-18 07:42:08 PM

fusillade762: [ww1.hdnux.com image 628x423]

I love all the morons hunting snakes wearing cammo. All that's going to do is make it more likely they get shot accidentally by another hunter.


Often, the kinds of clothes that are suited for outdoor activities like hunting are camouflaged. Do you expect them to go out and buy a whole new outfit just for snake hunting?

Also, no one is likely to mistake an upright human for a Burmese Python.
 
2013-01-18 07:47:07 PM

dbaggins: fusillade762: [ww1.hdnux.com image 628x423]

I love all the morons hunting snakes wearing cammo. All that's going to do is make it more likely they get shot accidentally by another hunter.

That's a really good point. You are supposed to wear bright colors when out hunting aren't you ?

I've never hunted, but I've seen hunting guys in the teevee.


Depends. You wear orange while hunting turkeys, or any game which has excellent color vision, and you're likely going home empty.

Also, orange isn't commonly worn during archery seasons, because generally if you are within bow range, you can see whether it's a camouflaged hunter or a deer.

Similarly, during muzzleloader season, I often eschew wearing orange, for much the same reasons, but it does depend on who I'm hunting with (if they are newbies, I wear orange).

If I'm hunting coyotes, it's outside the "normal" deer season, and I'm calling them into me, and I don't wear orange.
 
2013-01-18 08:02:19 PM

Hobo Jr.: ...Hunting a giant snake is badass...


I'm guessing that's the best kind of hunting.
 
2013-01-18 09:31:08 PM

dogdaze: Why doesn't someone release a bunch of rabbits and rats with radio tags in them, give the snakes some time to eat lunch, and track the animals w/ 21st century tech?


That's actually not a bad idea.
 
2013-01-18 10:06:45 PM

Gyrfalcon: dittybopper: Gyrfalcon: You mean it's harder to hunt an animal that prefers to hide, is stealthy, camouflaged, doesn't run from hunters, leaves few tracks, and doesn't congregate in herds?

Wow, I'd have thought you could hunt pythons like they were deer or pigs.

Well, deer prefer to hide, are stealthy, camouflaged, and often don't run from hunters. And often, if the deer you are seeking is a buck, it is solitary most of the time.

/You'd be amazed how well a 200 lb animal can *HIDE*.

Not like a snake, though.


It's almost like they've watched a training film.
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2013-01-19 04:39:45 AM

blatz514: relaxitsjustme: Super Chronic: I've already whacked the python twice today.

Oh to be young again.

Are you saying the older I get the less likely that I'll be punching the clown?


Unfortunately yes.  They have little blue pills that help but who wants to take a pill just to nuke a whale.
 
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