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2021-08-06 3:10:25 AM  
14 votes:

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 1:43:37 AM  
13 votes:
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.
 
2021-08-05 11:57:09 PM  
6 votes:
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2021-08-06 4:20:21 AM  
5 votes:

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 6:56:53 AM  
4 votes:
Humans are not native to this area a pose a danger to the ecosystem.
 
2021-08-06 8:27:55 AM  
4 votes:
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 4:15:35 AM  
3 votes:
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 7:52:52 AM  
3 votes:
Annual?

Make this quarterly.

Yeesh.
 
2021-08-06 3:10:57 AM  
2 votes:

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 4:02:41 AM  
2 votes:

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 7:10:19 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:10:51 AM  
1 vote:
Whacking Day
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2021-08-06 2:50:26 AM  
1 vote:
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 3:12:44 AM  
1 vote:

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 4:10:34 AM  
1 vote:
Can't get them on the menu? Damn near wiped out invasive lion fish when they became fashionable.
 
2021-08-06 2:43:26 PM  
1 vote:

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.
 
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