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(TreeHugger)   Only in Australia would somebody catch by hand venomous snakes in order to flush out invasive rabbits. "I told you it was a possible technique"   (treehugger.com) divider line 51
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2013-03-21 10:16:38 AM  
Is a plan yet devised to clear the subsequent infestation of venomous snakes?
 
2013-03-21 10:17:12 AM  
Somehow, this isn't surprising at all.
 
2013-03-21 10:17:52 AM  
"..and that I was hardcore."
 
2013-03-21 10:19:21 AM  
After depositing the serpents into the bunny's hideout, the invasive pest was eventually driven to the surface, captured, and later released.

OK, what was the point again?
 
2013-03-21 10:20:58 AM  

RatOmeter: After depositing the serpents into the bunny's hideout, the invasive pest was eventually driven to the surface, captured, and later released.

OK, what was the point again?


rabbit is delicious too
 
2013-03-21 10:21:33 AM  
But what about the gorillas?
 
2013-03-21 10:21:34 AM  
At first you think "Man, this guy has some big brass balls" but then you realize that the screws holding them on are loose.
 
2013-03-21 10:21:39 AM  

Dimensio: Is a plan yet devised to clear the subsequent infestation of venomous snakes?


Cane toads are toxic to a lot of venomous snakes in Australia...
 
2013-03-21 10:23:59 AM  

RatOmeter: After depositing the serpents into the bunny's hideout, the invasive pest was eventually driven to the surface, captured, and later released.

OK, what was the point again?


Yeah, I'm a little confused about this as well. Was the rabbit given a stern talking-to about coming back?
 
2013-03-21 10:25:51 AM  
in light of the occasionally bloody and inhumane alternatives used in the past

Because sending venomous snakes after rabbits is completely humane, and in no way, shape or form, bloody?
 
2013-03-21 10:26:26 AM  

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Dimensio: Is a plan yet devised to clear the subsequent infestation of venomous snakes?

Cane toads are toxic to a lot of venomous snakes in Australia...


An interesting solution, but how will the resulting cane toad infestation be addressed?

/I suspect that this will end with gorillas with poison-tipped fangs.
 
2013-03-21 10:27:53 AM  

RatOmeter: After depositing the serpents into the bunny's hideout, the invasive pest was eventually driven to the surface, captured, and later released.

OK, what was the point again?


Perhaps it was piss poor writing and the author meant the snakes were released?
 
2013-03-21 10:29:49 AM  
How do we solve the cane toad infestation problem?

The whole point of the rabbits in Australia was bloody.   They were introduced to be hunted.   Unfortunately they escaped into the wild where they have little natural predation or other factors to keep them in check.   Hunting, random poisoning, and even snakes aren't much going to be effective against their sheer numbers and sexual fertility.

Even building a big fence (the vermin proof fence) across the country hasn't helped much.  The stupid vermin don't know which side of the fence they are supposed to be on.
 
2013-03-21 10:30:10 AM  

RatOmeter: After depositing the serpents into the bunny's hideout, the invasive pest was eventually driven to the surface, captured, and later released.

OK, what was the point again?


Documentation.
 
2013-03-21 10:34:44 AM  

Dimensio: The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Dimensio: Is a plan yet devised to clear the subsequent infestation of venomous snakes?

Cane toads are toxic to a lot of venomous snakes in Australia...

An interesting solution, but how will the resulting cane toad infestation be addressed?


According to Wiki there are several species of non-indigenous venomous snakes that prey on cane toads in their native habitat. 

Apparently Black Rats also prey on cane toads...
 
2013-03-21 10:35:00 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: RatOmeter: After depositing the serpents into the bunny's hideout, the invasive pest was eventually driven to the surface, captured, and later released.

OK, what was the point again?

Documentation.


Didn't have to keep the rabbit alive to produce the documentation.
 
2013-03-21 10:44:15 AM  
funniestlol.com
 
2013-03-21 10:47:08 AM  
i225.photobucket.com

Dawwww!
 
2013-03-21 10:51:14 AM  
How long before this guy goes 'Full Irwin'.

/ R.I.P. Steve
 
2013-03-21 10:57:11 AM  
"Now there's a little bit of a trick that I'm going to be showing youse today," says Ucles. "It's how to catch rabbits, using snakes. It's a bit tricky but I'm going to show you how."

What the hell?  Is he from the U.P.?
 
2013-03-21 10:57:26 AM  
Or you could just call in an expert ....

images.golfcanada.ca
 
2013-03-21 10:59:18 AM  

Archimedes' Principal: How long before this guy goes 'Full Irwin'.

/ R.I.P. Steve


"Now this is a three-second snake. It's called that because you have three seconds to live if it bites you. Now watch as I grab it by the tail and whack it against that tree!"
 
2013-03-21 11:00:25 AM  
EVERYTHING points to those people being farking nuts.  I'm glad my ex-wife decided to call it home.  They'll do just fine together.
 
2013-03-21 11:01:21 AM  

LordOfThePings: [i225.photobucket.com image 500x375]

Dawwww!


obviously Boa isn't hungry.  When they aren't hungry they don't see rabbits as food or anything else for that matter  .  .  .  usually.

I have no idea why the govt doesn't go on a massive sterilization program for rabbits.  It's worked with mosquitoes and other species so why not rabbits?
Spending millions anyway- why not try something that might just work?
 
2013-03-21 11:03:57 AM  
RatOmeter: After depositing the serpents into the bunny's hideout, the invasive pest was eventually driven to the surface, captured, and later released.

Well, Mister Bunny did have snake guts in his teeth and that look in his eye. What would you do?
Obviously not a Pouffer
 
2013-03-21 11:14:26 AM  

RatOmeter: After depositing the serpents into the bunny's hideout, the invasive pest was eventually driven to the surface, captured, and later released.

OK, what was the point again?


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2013-03-21 11:15:50 AM  

TommyJReed: RatOmeter: After depositing the serpents into the bunny's hideout, the invasive pest was eventually driven to the surface, captured, and later released.

OK, what was the point again?

Perhaps it was piss poor writing and the author meant the snakes were released?


The snakes were released into the rabbit burrows.
 
2013-03-21 11:16:35 AM  
Is there another way to catch snakes?
 
2013-03-21 11:17:30 AM  
Last semester I studied abroad in Perth; the university campus was surrounded by bushland and suburbs. Of all the wildlife I saw running across campus, the most common non-bird had to be rabbits. I asked an Aussie what I should do if I saw another one: their advice was to kill it.

/didn't see any snakes though, thankfully
//quite a few blue-tongues, which, when you only see their head sticking out of the grass, can be mistaken for a snake
///Australian Ravens and magpies had to be the dominant species on campus, Quendas the dominant native marsupial
 
2013-03-21 11:18:46 AM  
Call in the Bear Calvary?
 
2013-03-21 11:19:31 AM  

redmid17: RatOmeter: After depositing the serpents into the bunny's hideout, the invasive pest was eventually driven to the surface, captured, and later released.

OK, what was the point again?

rabbit is delicious too


They no ordinary rabbits! They've got huge pointy teeth!

/ look at the bones!
 
2013-03-21 11:21:43 AM  
Handling four deadly snakes to catch one rabbit. Well that was worth it.
 
2013-03-21 11:25:56 AM  
Yo dawg we heard you have an invasive species problem so we added two poisonous species to your species problem.

Word.

I have a possible solution.  Australia has a bunch of little things running around that need to be shot.  We have a bunch of people that like to shoot things.  Australia has a history of taking (or forcibly given) people society wants to be rid of.  We like to get in to long, seemingly endless engagements of shooting at things and Aussie rabbit population will probably never be under control.

Now all we need is someone to doctor up some "evidence" that the rabbits are trying to buy yellow-cake uranium from Nigeria and we'll be all set.

/I wouldn't mind taking a shot at the rabbit population.  They are delicious when roasted.
 
2013-03-21 11:27:24 AM  
In the land where a spider or jellyfish will kill you and you'll never know, this seems like a perfectly reasonable risk.
 
2013-03-21 11:27:51 AM  
What a feckless snake handler might look like:

www.clarotvelsalvador.com
 
2013-03-21 11:31:06 AM  
Are there any dogs in Australia?
 
2013-03-21 11:32:09 AM  

Marcintosh: LordOfThePings: [i225.photobucket.com image 500x375]

Dawwww!

obviously Boa isn't hungry.  When they aren't hungry they don't see rabbits as food or anything else for that matter  .  .  .  usually.

I have no idea why the govt doesn't go on a massive sterilization program for rabbits.  It's worked with mosquitoes and other species so why not rabbits?
Spending millions anyway- why not try something that might just work?


Because, as in Jurassic Park; life, uh, um; finds a way.

Contraception just doesn't work on deer; they just get pregnant anyway. I don't know about rabbits; but, I imagine that there are just too many to deal with that way. I suggest they try chicken fried rabbit; it's really good.
 
2013-03-21 11:35:00 AM  

Dimensio: Is a plan yet devised to clear the subsequent infestation of venomous snakes?


The snakes were already there, he is just directing their hunting.
 
2013-03-21 11:40:00 AM  
A quick man would, yes.  But I got brains.
surbrook.devermore.net
 
2013-03-21 11:41:08 AM  
Well, since their government disarmed them, that option is gone.
 
2013-03-21 12:30:50 PM  
well being Australia the rabbits are probably venomous too.
 
2013-03-21 12:34:00 PM  

A Leaf in Fall: But what about the gorillas?


They thrive on snake meat.
 
2013-03-21 01:22:17 PM  
Meanwhile, 263 baby rabbits were conceived in the time it took for him to catch one adult.
 
2013-03-21 01:50:07 PM  
Are "by hand venomous snakes" more dangerous than just your plain old venomous snakes?
 
2013-03-21 01:54:15 PM  

redmid17: StoPPeRmobile: RatOmeter: After depositing the serpents into the bunny's hideout, the invasive pest was eventually driven to the surface, captured, and later released.

OK, what was the point again?

Documentation.

Didn't have to keep the rabbit alive to produce the documentation.


He "proved" his method works without pissing off any animal rightists or empathists or some other kind of ists.

Documentation of proof of concept.

At least that's what I'm going with otherwise I'd have to agree with you. ;)
 
2013-03-21 02:02:41 PM  

A Leaf in Fall: But what about the gorillas?


Big problem here -- the Australian winter isn't cold enough to freeze them to death.

///someday it will be nothing but gorillas v. kangaroos
//maybe they can get Schwarzenegger to come back and help
 
2013-03-21 03:15:24 PM  
www.sondrakistan.com
 
2013-03-21 05:12:08 PM  
This is Australia, people, the venomous snakes they're using live there.

And fark the animal rights whiners, PETA, and all the other chucklefarks. The rabbits and toads are destroying and killing everything, initiate a massive culling program and bring those bastards down. There's billions of rabbits and plenty of cane toads elsewhere, one continent that never had them before anyway won't miss them.
 
2013-03-21 05:46:48 PM  
www.thelisticles.net

Now in Australian Secret Service color.
 
2013-03-21 05:48:33 PM  
SOLUTION:

people.ucsc.edu
 
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