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2021-08-05 11:57:09 PM  
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2021-08-06 12:10:51 AM  
Whacking Day
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2021-08-06 1:43:37 AM  
resulted in the removal of a record 223 invasive pythons from South Florida

*yawn*.  There are at least 30k-300k, and growing.

I'd say use sterile males and release them but burmese pythons have been shown to likely exhibit parthenogenesis, much like plenty of other reptiles.

Really the only solution would probably be to put absurd bounties on each snake ($5k with a confirmed DNA test for wild-type), a heavy fine ($1M) and mandatory prison time (10y) for captive breeding / interstate transport, then let an entire "ivory" industry emerge that wipes them all out in a decade or two.  It would cost several billion to eradicate the entire population, but that sounds about right for cleaning up a man-made ecological disaster of epic proportions.
 
2021-08-06 2:45:18 AM  
Where are the python snipers when we need them?
 
2021-08-06 2:50:26 AM  
If the Covid doesn't kill you the pythons...

Who are we kidding the Covid's gonna kill all of Florida.

And the people will rejoice!
 
2021-08-06 2:56:36 AM  
fark off.  That snake was just out living life until mentally ill Florida Man happened to wheeze by.
/Come on Bugs, grab your saw and get to cutting off that embarrassment.
 
2021-08-06 2:58:31 AM  
That's really sad.  I'm not a snake lover, but what's the point of killing pythons?  Seems really pointless and just wrong.
 
2021-08-06 3:09:12 AM  

jerryskid: That's really sad.  I'm not a snake lover, but what's the point of killing pythons?  Seems really pointless and just wrong.


It's either them or you.  Move in a zig-zag pattern if you can.
 
2021-08-06 3:10:25 AM  

jerryskid: That's really sad.  I'm not a snake lover, but what's the point of killing pythons?  Seems really pointless and just wrong.


I guess the point is that they are not native to this area, and pose a severe threat to the ecosystem.

/Mandatory
/MDK
 
2021-08-06 3:10:57 AM  

jerryskid: That's really sad.  I'm not a snake lover, but what's the point of killing pythons?  Seems really pointless and just wrong.


Username Checks Out.
 
2021-08-06 3:12:44 AM  

jerryskid: That's really sad.  I'm not a snake lover, but what's the point of killing pythons?  Seems really pointless and just wrong.


Don't kid yourself, Jimmy; if a Python ever got the chance he'd eat you and everyone you care about.
 
2021-08-06 3:18:06 AM  
This just in, Ron DeSantis will award man with beaucoup python during a private ceremony at the Governor's mansion in Tallywhacker, Fl.  Er,... what's that? Sorry, Tallahassee, Fl.
 
2021-08-06 3:35:10 AM  

AK_Mabuhay: Where are the python snipers when we need them?


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2021-08-06 3:59:58 AM  
not reading that.
is this about kids dying of covid be the governor is a POS or large snakes?
 
2021-08-06 4:02:41 AM  

kdawg7736: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vZ-7c7ry​ljs]


It's OK. These are the ones we want dead in Florida. They were not supposed to be here. They are dangerous. They are destroying the environment. Next month, Lawyer  Wakkin.
 
2021-08-06 4:10:34 AM  
Can't get them on the menu? Damn near wiped out invasive lion fish when they became fashionable.
 
2021-08-06 4:15:35 AM  
Wow. An article about removing maybe one percent of one percent of the invasive snake population with one snake being caught for over two people's effort. Great job.
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2021-08-06 4:20:21 AM  

wildcardjack: Can't get them on the menu? Damn near wiped out invasive lion fish when they became fashionable.


Season, batter, bread, deep fry.  I'd eat the hell out of some python nuggets.
 
2021-08-06 4:25:34 AM  
I've always favored Perl myself.
 
2021-08-06 4:44:00 AM  

DrWhy: I've always favored Perl myself.


That joke gets a C++ from me.
 
2021-08-06 6:43:20 AM  
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Meanwhile, in Tallahassee, the governor enjoys an invisible sub sandwich.
 
2021-08-06 6:56:53 AM  
Humans are not native to this area a pose a danger to the ecosystem.
 
2021-08-06 7:10:19 AM  

Hooferatheart: Humans are not native to this area a pose a danger to the ecosystem.


I have a feeling you'd say the same about the spot where the first certifiable human was born.
 
2021-08-06 7:52:52 AM  
Annual?

Make this quarterly.

Yeesh.
 
2021-08-06 8:10:17 AM  
Gee, it's almost like preventing something is a cheaper and more reasonable approach then allowing something stupid to begin with.

I mean, we could trust the owners and sellers to be smart and responsible. That approach seems to be working so well in Florida already. I'm sure the illegals coming through the border are to blame, and they maybe more people owning pythons will fix the problem. A good guy with a python will stop a bad guy with a python. Or tax cuts...tax cuts will fix it.
 
2021-08-06 8:27:55 AM  
Here's the problem:  the reason you are catching more Burmese pythons every year, is not because you have more hunters, or because they are better at it.  It's because you have more Burmese pythons every year.
 
2021-08-06 8:42:20 AM  
Just one more reason to keep my pants zipped when visiting Florida.
 
2021-08-06 8:42:24 AM  

Hooferatheart: Humans are not native to this area a pose a danger to the ecosystem.


Where are all these pythons going when Florida is affected by sea level rise.
 
2021-08-06 8:54:59 AM  
Just another reason to never visit Florida.
 
2021-08-06 9:38:25 AM  
Meanwhile, this guy's still loose

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2021-08-06 10:51:36 AM  
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Frowns on these shenanigans
 
2021-08-06 11:17:59 AM  

AK_Mabuhay: jerryskid: That's really sad.  I'm not a snake lover, but what's the point of killing pythons?  Seems really pointless and just wrong.

It's either them or you.  Move in a zig-zag pattern if you can.


serpentine! serpentine!!!

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2021-08-06 2:43:26 PM  

jerryskid: That's really sad.  I'm not a snake lover, but what's the point of killing pythons?  Seems really pointless and just wrong.


Aside from Burmese Pythons they also have Rock Pythons (much more aggressive) and the two species are interbreeding and there is a hybrid python now. 20 - 30 years ago you could go out in the everglades and it would be full of wildlife it's pretty damned desolate out there now. 
These damned things even hunt alligators and take down deer pretty easily if its one of the bigger ones. Seriously they do not advise going into the everglades without backup and a gun now. 
Totally a man made ecological disaster brought on by idiots having to have exotic snakes as pets and having them on display in tourist traps that were taken out by hurricanes.
 
2021-08-06 2:47:48 PM  

Dustin_00: Annual?

Make this quarterly.

Yeesh.


Open season more like it however all the rubes stomping around out there would harm the remaining species that are supposed to be there mating and nesting etc. You would be surprised how much a python nest and a gator nest look alike. Can't leave it to bubba to know the difference.
 
2021-08-06 2:49:59 PM  

Nocrash: Hooferatheart: Humans are not native to this area a pose a danger to the ecosystem.

Where are all these pythons going when Florida is affected by sea level rise.


North and West. I'm waiting to start hearing about them in GA and they are already in LA.
 
2021-08-06 6:19:37 PM  

Nocrash: Hooferatheart: Humans are not native to this area a pose a danger to the ecosystem.

Where are all these pythons going when Florida is affected by sea level rise.


North
 
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