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(Sun Sentinel)   Because the first one was so successful, there may be a second Everglades python hunt   ( sun-sentinel.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Everglades, Python Challenge, Hurricane Andrew, Palm Beach County News, native wildlife, Everglades pythons, news crews, Frank Mazzotti  
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2013-04-27 11:57:57 AM  
This is ridiculous.  Just declare open season and get on with it.
 
2013-04-27 01:30:42 PM  
 
2013-04-27 02:09:45 PM  
They let this guy write the python article as his last name was Fleshler.
 
2013-04-27 02:10:51 PM  

Agarista: They let this guy write the python article as his last name was Fleshler.


Yeah but he makes a hell of a flashlight.
 
2013-04-27 02:11:02 PM  
Training in progress

philly.barstoolsports.com
 
2013-04-27 02:17:40 PM  
Hey Skeeter!  Round up Bubba and Earl and lets go huntin' them pythons.

/seriously, just send in the rednecks
//air-drop cases of Busch Light every evening
 
2013-04-27 02:18:02 PM  
I will show you my python meat.
 
2013-04-27 02:19:00 PM  
This sounds like the perfect opening to a sequel to Anaconda
 
2013-04-27 02:32:05 PM  
Everglades Python Hunt 2: Electric Boogaloo
 
2013-04-27 02:33:25 PM  
Hey subby, you still have to get rid of them. As long as people keep dumping them because they can't handle that bad ass pet that made them cool, you're going to need people to get rid of them. They are not puppies and kitties you can just go down one Caturday and get from the Humane Society. It's Florida's problem. Try not to let it become Georgia's or any other state's please, so let 'em have their snake hunts.
 
2013-04-27 02:39:45 PM  
[On the satellite:]

JOEL: Bring it down there, Gypsy. Ya know, Silas, it's not easy being a social misfit and then getting the added responsibility of dragnetting the swamp for missing townsfolk. And I can't even button my own shirt.

TOM: Yeah, I hear ya, Gunther. Now isn't it amazing how we inferior types keep getting asked to do the dangerous work which should go to men more stable than us? Really is a miracle! He huu! Hooter?

CROW: Uh, duh, yep! Uh wagnets. Hahaha.

JOEL: Whadda he say, Silas?

TOM: Well, I think what our bright young friend's trying to say here is the reason we three goofuses are asked to do these hazardous tasks outside the perimeter of normal society's rationale is, we're a danger to ourselves and others.

[music starts]

JOEL: Hu da! Kinda reminds me of Darwin's theory of Natural Selection.

CROW: Yeah! If you're dumb--ya DIE!

[all laugh]

TOM: That's, I say, that's a rich one there, Hooter!

Oh, I'm a danger to myself and others.
My cousins are as close as brothers.
I stay out in the rain all the time!

CROW: He's a danger to himself and others.
Only likes shows with Sally Struthers.
I can't even think of a word that rhymes.

TOM: Ya just did!

JOEL: How dumb are you Uncle-Dad?

TOM: Well pretty dumb, that's for sure!

CROW: How dumb are you Uncle-Dad?

TOM: Well this pipe's filled with manure!

ALL: We're a danger to ourselves and others.
Screw the earth and steal our mothers.
Leave us in the woods and we're just fine.
We're a danger to ourselves and others.
Good livestock makes better lovers.
Hunting leeches is what we call a good time!

[Joel throws dynamite.]

BOOM! BOOM!

TOM: Oh Boy! I'd like to shake hands with any Giant Leeches after that.

CROW: What? The dynamite or that crappy song?

TOM: He he huee.
 
2013-04-27 02:40:14 PM  
"More than 1,500 amateur snake hunters slogged through the Everglades in January and February during the 2013 Python Challenge, which offered prizes (longest snake caught, most caught) and enough media appeal to attract news crews from around the world. The net yield: 68 snakes. "


Strong. Two months, 1500 hunters. 68 snakes caught.

Article mentions groups of hunters roaming around looking at the ground.

Probably spent tens of thousands on publicity and safety precautions.

Local government sucks more than federal.
 
2013-04-27 02:43:16 PM  
Why don't we just declare open season on every white trash florida cracker with a neck tattoo?

That would be a much faster way to cut down on the python problem. It would take care of pit bulls as well.
 
2013-04-27 02:53:22 PM  
They got 1500 mostly out-of-state morons to spend money locally.  Scientists got cheap labor  for their DHS grant project.  This event will never go away, and neither will the sweet, profitable pythons.
 
2013-04-27 02:59:10 PM  
Nnnnobody expects the Everglades Python Hunt!
 
2013-04-27 03:11:51 PM  

FloydA: What a Python hunt might look like.


*DING* Winner

/1st runner-up, the Farker who mentioned MST3K

//abandons thread to watch more of both
 
2013-04-27 03:16:15 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: They got 1500 mostly out-of-state morons to spend money locally.  Scientists got cheap labor  for their DHS grant project.  This event will never go away, and neither will the sweet, profitable pythons.


Yup, each of the "hunters" had to buy a hunting license AND pay a 25 buck surcharge for permission to hunt Pythons in the everglades, the prizes totaled 5,000 bucks and some were not handed out. State got tourism publicity and a revenue boost from the additional hunting permit fees, scientists got free labor and laughs.

/Exploiting the gullible for fun and profits should be the national sport
 
2013-04-27 03:16:23 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: Hey subby, you still have to get rid of them. As long as people keep dumping them because they can't handle that bad ass pet that made them cool, you're going to need people to get rid of them. They are not puppies and kitties you can just go down one Caturday and get from the Humane Society. It's Florida's problem. Try not to let it become Georgia's or any other state's please, so let 'em have their snake hunts.


I hear python is good eating.
if people are gonna raise pythons they should do the honorable thing when they get to big to handle.

neighbourhood bbq
 
2013-04-27 03:17:55 PM  
The National Pressure Cooker Association has too strong of a lobby.  They'll never let this become law.
 
2013-04-27 03:18:36 PM  

OtherBrotherDarryl: The National Pressure Cooker Association has too strong of a lobby.  They'll never let this become law.


poop.  wrong post.
 
2013-04-27 03:20:32 PM  

OtherBrotherDarryl: OtherBrotherDarryl: The National Pressure Cooker Association has too strong of a lobby.  They'll never let this become law.

poop.  wrong post.


Right post, just wrong thread...
 
2013-04-27 03:31:29 PM  

Pribar: OtherBrotherDarryl: OtherBrotherDarryl: The National Pressure Cooker Association has too strong of a lobby.  They'll never let this become law.

poop.  wrong post.

Right post, just wrong thread...


In a twisted, weird way this post is actually appropriate and germane.
 
2013-04-27 03:37:26 PM  

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R.I.P. Python coont

 
2013-04-27 03:52:54 PM  

Pribar: BarkingUnicorn: They got 1500 mostly out-of-state morons to spend money locally.  Scientists got cheap labor  for their DHS grant project.  This event will never go away, and neither will the sweet, profitable pythons.

Yup, each of the "hunters" had to buy a hunting license AND pay a 25 buck surcharge for permission to hunt Pythons in the everglades, the prizes totaled 5,000 bucks and some were not handed out. State got tourism publicity and a revenue boost from the additional hunting permit fees, scientists got free labor and laughs.

/Exploiting the gullible for fun and profits should be the national sport


I wouldn't call them gullible, many hunters will go do a hunt with a small percentage of success if it means hunting in an area normally off limits.  Just to get on the land is the goal.  I don't hunt but I do fish, and I have spent money to participate in fish tagging events just to catch and release in an area normally off limits.
 
2013-04-27 03:53:17 PM  
I'll repeat this once more, no season, no size or bag limit, no license, OPEN THE NATIONAL PARK that is where they are most dense.
 
2013-04-27 03:55:27 PM  

FrancoFile: Pribar: OtherBrotherDarryl: OtherBrotherDarryl: The National Pressure Cooker Association has too strong of a lobby.  They'll never let this become law.

poop.  wrong post.

Right post, just wrong thread...

In a twisted, weird way this post is actually appropriate and germane.


Agreed.  Been juggling the two threads, myself.  (Presumably, Farking Under the Influence is still legal.)

Came here to say, "$10,000 for Me by myself, Chief.  For that you get the head, the tail; the whole damn thing."
 
2013-04-27 04:04:46 PM  

BigRightRear: I'll repeat this once more, no season, no size or bag limit, no license, OPEN THE NATIONAL PARK that is where they are most dense.


There still needs to be some rules. Can't have any dumbass walk in and become gator food, plus you have to control to make sure they don't use python hunting as an excuse to poach gators. Having to check in the python so park rangers can study the population (size of catch, age, stomach contents) should be required as well so rangers can have a good idea of the success rate.
 
2013-04-27 04:06:23 PM  
To Quote TCM, or any odd SyFy Original; Who Will Survive...And What Will Be Left Of Them?  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1006_051006_pythoneat s gator.html
 
2013-04-27 04:22:13 PM  
teenage mutant ninja rapist:


I hear python is good eating.
if people are gonna raise pythons they should do the honorable thing when they get to big to handle.

neighbourhood bbq


A pair of green tree pythons is a traditional New Guinea wedding feast.  But NG doesn't have as much heavy metal contamination in its food chain as Florida does.
 
2013-04-27 04:29:19 PM  

Ed Willy: BigRightRear: I'll repeat this once more, no season, no size or bag limit, no license, OPEN THE NATIONAL PARK that is where they are most dense.

There still needs to be some rules. Can't have any dumbass walk in and become gator food,


i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-27 04:45:29 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: teenage mutant ninja rapist:


I hear python is good eating.
if people are gonna raise pythons they should do the honorable thing when they get to big to handle.

neighbourhood bbq

A pair of green tree pythons is a traditional New Guinea wedding feast.  But NG doesn't have as much heavy metal contamination in its food chain as Florida does.


No shiat. Learn something new every day
 
2013-04-27 05:24:46 PM  

SoupJohnB: (Presumably, Farking Under the Influence is still legal.)


It better be. If not, I'm screwed.
 
2013-04-27 05:26:14 PM  

FrancoFile: Hey Skeeter!  Round up Bubba and Earl and lets go huntin' them pythons.

/seriously, just send in the rednecks
//air-drop cases of Busch Light every evening


cmsimg.news-leader.com

Best part: camo. Because you wouldn't want the snakes to see you coming and run away.
 
2013-04-27 05:43:42 PM  
Step 1. Start rumor that Florida python sex organs cure impotence.
Step 2. Python problem solved.
 
2013-04-27 05:54:07 PM  
"I'm not complaining, I enjoyed it," he said. "I went in knowing it would be hard. I spent time with some friends. I got to see some great sunsets. I saw some deer. I ran into six or seven deer together. I probably would do it again."

Something tells me he was not trying very hard.
 
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2013-04-27 07:23:54 PM  
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\hint- she's in front
 
2013-04-27 09:34:29 PM  
The worst thing about getting killed by a python/anaconda/boa constrictor would be the snake is only going to use minimum exertion...Its gonna wrap you up and squeeze..you breathe,it squeezes a little more..breathe again..and the snake wraps a little tighter...and on and on.  Gruesome.
 
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