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2013-02-16 10:40:50 PM  
Wow.  Ruben Ramirez dominated, made off with $3,250.
 
2013-02-16 11:31:43 PM  
I bet they never caught Micheal Palin.

Probably safe in a hut somewhere half way around the world.

/DNRTFA.
 
2013-02-17 12:19:55 AM  
They make great wallets.
 
2013-02-17 12:20:09 AM  
But can they code Python while catching pythons?
 
2013-02-17 12:22:42 AM  
That's it?!!! All that hype and that's it???!
 
2013-02-17 12:23:04 AM  
So is it legal to just kill the things on sight?
 
2013-02-17 12:24:17 AM  
Tag or hide-and-go-seek?
 
2013-02-17 12:31:28 AM  
I know rules were set up to only reward killing the Burmese ones, but I'm still curious how many local snakes were killed.
 
2013-02-17 12:39:17 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I know rules were set up to only reward killing the Burmese ones, but I'm still curious how many local snakes were killed.


You know, probably not many. The people who tend to do this understand the ecosystem and want it to flourish.

But occasionally there are asshats.
 
2013-02-17 12:39:33 AM  
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If you're gonna have a whacking day, it might as well be for invasive species
 
2013-02-17 12:42:07 AM  
Ruben Ramirez kicked Python ass.
 
2013-02-17 12:46:54 AM  
Harvest is an interesting euphemism.
 
2013-02-17 12:50:20 AM  
The $1,500 Grand Prize for harvesting the most Burmese pythons went to Brian Barrows, who harvested six pythons in the General Competition, and Ruben Ramirez, who harvested 18 pythons in the Python Permit Holders Competition.
The Second Place Prize of $750 in the most-harvested category went to Bill Booth, who harvested 5 pythons in the General Competition, and Blake Russ, who harvested 5 pythons in the Python Permit Holders Competition.
The $1,000 First Place Prize for harvesting the longest Burmese python went to Paul Shannon, who harvested a 14-foot, 3-inch-long python in the General Competition, and Ruben Ramirez, who harvested a 10-foot, 6.8-inch-long python in the Python Permit Holders Competition.


Ever read a word so many times it starts to lose its meaning? And what's with the euphemism anyway? They're snakes, not wheat.
 
2013-02-17 12:53:30 AM  
They would have gotten more but the teenagers were too busy playing with the trouser snakes
 
2013-02-17 12:54:37 AM  
while (alive):
    whack(snake)

print 'Snake thoroughly whacked!'
 
2013-02-17 12:55:57 AM  

fusillade762: The $1,500 Grand Prize for harvesting the most Burmese pythons went to Brian Barrows, who harvested six pythons in the General Competition, and Ruben Ramirez, who harvested 18 pythons in the Python Permit Holders Competition.
The Second Place Prize of $750 in the most-harvested category went to Bill Booth, who harvested 5 pythons in the General Competition, and Blake Russ, who harvested 5 pythons in the Python Permit Holders Competition.
The $1,000 First Place Prize for harvesting the longest Burmese python went to Paul Shannon, who harvested a 14-foot, 3-inch-long python in the General Competition, and Ruben Ramirez, who harvested a 10-foot, 6.8-inch-long python in the Python Permit Holders Competition.

Ever read a word so many times it starts to lose its meaning? And what's with the euphemism anyway? They're snakes, not wheat.


Because saying that they were hunted would get PETA all angry...
 
2013-02-17 12:56:25 AM  

fusillade762: The $1,500 Grand Prize for harvesting the most Burmese pythons went to Brian Barrows, who harvested six pythons in the General Competition, and Ruben Ramirez, who harvested 18 pythons in the Python Permit Holders Competition.
The Second Place Prize of $750 in the most-harvested category went to Bill Booth, who harvested 5 pythons in the General Competition, and Blake Russ, who harvested 5 pythons in the Python Permit Holders Competition.
The $1,000 First Place Prize for harvesting the longest Burmese python went to Paul Shannon, who harvested a 14-foot, 3-inch-long python in the General Competition, and Ruben Ramirez, who harvested a 10-foot, 6.8-inch-long python in the Python Permit Holders Competition.

Ever read a word so many times it starts to lose its meaning? And what's with the euphemism anyway? They're snakes, not wheat.


But do you really hunt a snake? It is more like finding a needle in a haystack.
 
2013-02-17 01:00:18 AM  

insertsnarkyusername: So is it legal to just kill the things on sight?


They are a foreign species, and they eat the native animals, so I see no reason why one should not be able to do that.
 
2013-02-17 01:05:20 AM  

ng2810: Because saying that they were hunted would get PETA all angry...


In PETA speak they just rescued them...
 
2013-02-17 01:05:34 AM  

Nina9: That's it?!!! All that hype and that's it???!


Yeah, weren't they trying for like 9 million or something?

I know the actual number was in at least triple digits.
 
2013-02-17 01:09:29 AM  
Yeah, weren't they trying for like 9 million or something?

I know the actual number was in at least triple digits.


Estimates are in the 100,000 range, which, given the area of the everglades and other places they've been found, equates to less than 1 python for every 10 acres.  When you consider that they're looking for perfectly-camouflaged animals whose primary defense is to remain motionless, in what is essentially a sea of 3-foot grass, and that many of the animals are probably juveniles/hatchlings under 6 feet in length, its not hard to understand that they may not be so easy to find.
 
2013-02-17 01:11:01 AM  
I'll have to wait for a more reputable news source to report on this.
 
2013-02-17 01:11:56 AM  
And by the way, which one is Monty?
 
2013-02-17 01:13:54 AM  
What? No boaz in the 'hood?
 
2013-02-17 01:17:12 AM  

juvandy: Yeah, weren't they trying for like 9 million or something?

I know the actual number was in at least triple digits.

Estimates are in the 100,000 range, which, given the area of the everglades and other places they've been found, equates to less than 1 python for every 10 acres.  When you consider that they're looking for perfectly-camouflaged animals whose primary defense is to remain motionless, in what is essentially a sea of 3-foot grass, and that many of the animals are probably juveniles/hatchlings under 6 feet in length, its not hard to understand that they may not be so easy to find.


Oh, I was saying that from the start--but I think the original target of the hunt was much more ambitious for some reason. They actually thought they were going to get a couple hundred snakes, and people were assuring me I was quite wrong for saying they had no chance of that.
 
2013-02-17 01:22:35 AM  
They are harvested in the same manner that hunters hunt a plethora of other animals for population control.  They want to eliminate an invasive species.  It is not hard to understand, even with PETA levels of insanity.

Talk to someone in wildlife management if you are still confused.
 
2013-02-17 01:30:46 AM  
Ya know something, brother? You may think you are at the top of your game, just because you can catch some pythons. However, the Hulkster knows the truth about you. You know that you could never catch these 24 inch pythons. These 24 inch pythons are the result of training, saying prayers and eating vitamins, brother, and they represent the power of Hulkamania. Hulkamania is the most powerful force in the universe, man. So whacha gonna do, brother, when Hulkamania runs wild on you?!
 
2013-02-17 01:31:28 AM  
Was the competition held on a plane by any chance?
 
2013-02-17 01:37:34 AM  

juvandy: Yeah, weren't they trying for like 9 million or something?

I know the actual number was in at least triple digits.

Estimates are in the 100,000 range, which, given the area of the everglades and other places they've been found, equates to less than 1 python for every 10 acres.  When you consider that they're looking for perfectly-camouflaged animals whose primary defense is to remain motionless, in what is essentially a sea of 3-foot grass, and that many of the animals are probably juveniles/hatchlings under 6 feet in length, its not hard to understand that they may not be so easy to find.


Release these guys. Problem solved.

www.badassoftheweek.com
 
2013-02-17 01:38:38 AM  
No word on how many hunters were maimed and injured.
To bad, I know so many Farkers were wishing for a high body count.
 
2013-02-17 01:58:44 AM  

machoprogrammer: Ya know something, brother? You may think you are at the top of your game, just because you can catch some pythons. However, the Hulkster knows the truth about you. You know that you could never catch these 24 inch pythons. These 24 inch pythons are the result of training, saying prayers and eating vitamins, brother, and they represent the power of Hulkamania. Hulkamania is the most powerful force in the universe, man. So whacha gonna do, brother, when Hulkamania runs wild on you?!


Surreptitiously tape it and sell it to Gawker.com when the Gold digging money  runs out?

/Meat Thermos
 
2013-02-17 02:16:35 AM  
Wouldn't it be a Myanmarese Python now?
 
2013-02-17 02:22:54 AM  

lenfromak: insertsnarkyusername: So is it legal to just kill the things on sight?

They are a foreign species, and they eat the native animals, so I see no reason why one should not be able to do that.


I feel the same way about cats.
 
2013-02-17 02:23:31 AM  

Hobo Jr.:

But do you really hunt a snake? It is more like finding a needle in a haystack.


If you know what kind of terrain something likes to live and hunt in, and you know what they like to eat, then you can find them eventually.
 
2013-02-17 02:32:31 AM  

Allen262: Wouldn't it be a Myanmarese Python now?


Negative. We don't recognize the legitimacy of the junta, and as such, we still refer to the country as Burma:
Burma continues to be used in English by the governments of many countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. (wiki)
 
2013-02-17 02:38:10 AM  

GranoblasticMan: Allen262: Wouldn't it be a Myanmarese Python now?

Negative. We don't recognize the legitimacy of the junta, and as such, we still refer to the country as Burma:
Burma continues to be used in English by the governments of many countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. (wiki)


I see some one took things too seriously...
 
2013-02-17 03:17:41 AM  
But how many rednecks did the pythons catch?
 
2013-02-17 03:26:21 AM  

Allen262: GranoblasticMan: Allen262: Wouldn't it be a Myanmarese Python now?

Negative. We don't recognize the legitimacy of the junta, and as such, we still refer to the country as Burma:
Burma continues to be used in English by the governments of many countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. (wiki)

I see some one took things too seriously...


i16.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-17 04:35:23 AM  

Allen262: GranoblasticMan: Allen262: Wouldn't it be a Myanmarese Python now?

Negative. We don't recognize the legitimacy of the junta, and as such, we still refer to the country as Burma:
Burma continues to be used in English by the governments of many countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. (wiki)

I see some one took things too seriously...


It is if you knew how cool Burma could be without that damned junta.
 
2013-02-17 05:14:08 AM  
Ahhh... out green-lighted by a TF again. I give up.
 
2013-02-17 05:22:21 AM  

Hagenhatesyouall: Hobo Jr.:

But do you really hunt a snake? It is more like finding a needle in a haystack.

If you know what kind of terrain something likes to live and hunt in, and you know what they like to eat, then you can find them eventually.


You use a snake whistle.  It makes a loud hiss noise.
 
2013-02-17 05:26:36 AM  
They need to have an open season on the snakes, with a bounty. Plus recipes. Cajuns will eat anything.
 
2013-02-17 05:53:54 AM  

Allen262: Wouldn't it be a Myanmarese Python now?


No, same way Siamese cats are not Taiwanese cats, and Persian cats are not Iranian cats.
 
2013-02-17 06:14:07 AM  

fusillade762: The $1,500 Grand Prize for harvesting the most Burmese pythons went to Brian Barrows, who harvested six pythons in the General Competition, and Ruben Ramirez, who harvested 18 pythons in the Python Permit Holders Competition.
The Second Place Prize of $750 in the most-harvested category went to Bill Booth, who harvested 5 pythons in the General Competition, and Blake Russ, who harvested 5 pythons in the Python Permit Holders Competition.
The $1,000 First Place Prize for harvesting the longest Burmese python went to Paul Shannon, who harvested a 14-foot, 3-inch-long python in the General Competition, and Ruben Ramirez, who harvested a 10-foot, 6.8-inch-long python in the Python Permit Holders Competition.

Ever read a word so many times it starts to lose its meaning? And what's with the euphemism anyway? They're snakes, not wheat.


because that is the word we beat the anti-hunters down with; now another winner to defeat the gun-grabbers please?
 
2013-02-17 06:18:43 AM  

boinkingbill: Hagenhatesyouall: Hobo Jr.:

But do you really hunt a snake? It is more like finding a needle in a haystack.

If you know what kind of terrain something likes to live and hunt in, and you know what they like to eat, then you can find them eventually.

You use a snake whistle.  It makes a loud hiss noise.


No, you get Barry White, a bass player and a massive amplifier.
 
2013-02-17 06:21:35 AM  
1600 registered contestants got 68 pythons over the course of a month, which is about the number of eggs a single mature Burmese python lays in a clutch. And with $1000+ prizes for snakes that cost $20 at reptile shows, it makes you wonder if all those turned in were wild.
 
2013-02-17 06:44:37 AM  

T Baggins: 1600 registered contestants got 68 pythons over the course of a month, which is about the number of eggs a single mature Burmese python lays in a clutch.


And 34 of them were captured/killed by 4 of the prize winners alone, leaving 34 for the other 1596 hunters. LOL Florida.
 
2013-02-17 06:52:59 AM  

T Baggins: it makes you wonder if all those turned in were wild.


It does.
 
2013-02-17 07:25:26 AM  
for word in ['What', 'is', 'a', 'python', 'challenge', 'too', 'lazy', 'to', 'read', 'TFA']:
     print word, end=''
 
2013-02-17 07:59:15 AM  

Allen262: GranoblasticMan: Allen262: Wouldn't it be a Myanmarese Python now?

Negative. We don't recognize the legitimacy of the junta, and as such, we still refer to the country as Burma:
Burma continues to be used in English by the governments of many countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. (wiki)

I see some one took things too seriously...


I panicked.

s4.postimage.org
 
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