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(NBC 2 Fort Myers)   Largest Burmese python in state's history caught in Everglades, weighing 215 pounds at nearly 18 feet. When do we start calling these beasts "Floridian pythons?"   (nbc-2.com) divider line
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2022-06-22 9:42:04 PM  
Sorry already taken by this dude I met at South Beach.
 
2022-06-22 9:42:28 PM  
Florida man has a wide selection of reptiles to interact with
 
2022-06-22 10:42:55 PM  
wait until those anacondas start showing up.
 
2022-06-22 11:03:13 PM  
In other news SyFy channel announces it's next movie Pythonicane.
 
2022-06-23 12:00:22 AM  
Sneak a few of them into the governor's office.
 
2022-06-23 1:28:09 AM  
thats cultural appropriation subby
 
2022-06-23 1:29:16 AM  
Endemic is different than native. Give it a thousand years. Then speciation might make a animal compatible with the environment, or an environment compatible with the species.
 
2022-06-23 1:30:15 AM  
I now want everything in my life measured in Golden Retrievers.
 
2022-06-23 1:34:57 AM  
It's not a real American problem until it has at least two reality shows, not a comedy on Peacock.
 
2022-06-23 1:35:05 AM  
The Burmese python has clearly adapted and even possibly evolved to new surroundings. It should be granted honorary Floridian status at the very least. Now give it some meth and a tank top to complete the ceremony
 
2022-06-23 1:35:54 AM  
Depending how fast it takes to be a subspecies, maybe 10,000 years
 
2022-06-23 1:41:54 AM  
When they catch a Burmese python in its underwear driving a U-Haul filled with parrots in a coke-fueled road-rage incident on i-95, then you can start calling it a Floridian python.
 
2022-06-23 1:43:20 AM  

Biscuit Tin: I now want everything in my life measured in Golden Retrievers.


Your lifespan will be 7-8 Golden Retrievers long.

/now go hug your dog
 
2022-06-23 1:50:36 AM  
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2022-06-23 2:04:50 AM  

Biscuit Tin: I now want everything in my life measured in Golden Retrievers.


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2022-06-23 2:05:48 AM  
Palmetto worms.
 
2022-06-23 2:07:57 AM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Biscuit Tin: I now want everything in my life measured in Golden Retrievers.

Your lifespan will be 7-8 Golden Retrievers long.

/now go hug your dog



The average SAT score of Stanford University students is approximately 3.76 golden retrievers.
 
2022-06-23 2:13:48 AM  
This sounds like it should be part of an Carl Hiaasen novel...

Oh yeah, it already is.

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2022-06-23 2:16:24 AM  
We'll start calling them Florida Pythons when they get addicted to meth.
 
2022-06-23 2:16:36 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: Depending how fast it takes to be a subspecies, maybe 10,000 years


Evolution moves pretty fast when there is a huge uncontested space to move into.

The snakes have basically eaten all the mammals in the Everglades.  It's just them and the gators now.
 
2022-06-23 2:22:42 AM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Biscuit Tin: I now want everything in my life measured in Golden Retrievers.

Your lifespan will be 7-8 Golden Retrievers long.


Fine with me:
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/If anybody is missing a longcat I have not seen it.
 
2022-06-23 2:23:27 AM  
You can't eat that .. too big. I guess they can feed the meat to the alligators, use the skin for leather jackets or shoes.
 
2022-06-23 2:29:04 AM  
Subby's can finally get a custom belt made for her girth...
 
2022-06-23 2:42:24 AM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Biscuit Tin: I now want everything in my life measured in Golden Retrievers.

Your lifespan will be 7-8 Golden Retrievers long.

/now go hug your dog


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2022-06-23 3:14:46 AM  

gopher321: Sneak a few of them into the governor's office.


To hang out with the ones already there?
 
2022-06-23 6:42:32 AM  
just call it Florida Snek and be done.

"Florida Snek eats 6 babbys at local Big Y"
"Florida Snek Defiles Washing Machine At Soapy's Coin Laundromat"
"Florida Snek arrested for flashing snek-tiddies during National Anthem at UMiami game"

(MattytheMouse I may need your help on that last one)
 
2022-06-23 7:01:22 AM  

studebaker hoch: AppleOptionEsc: Depending how fast it takes to be a subspecies, maybe 10,000 years

Evolution moves pretty fast when there is a huge uncontested space to move into.

The snakes have basically eaten all the mammals in the Everglades.  It's just them and the gators now.


The monitor lizards are putting pressure on both the pythons and the gators by eating their eggs.
 
2022-06-23 8:14:25 AM  
At this point Archer is going to have to adjust his fears of crashing in the Everglades to include alligators, pythons and disappointing Mallory. They are all heartless armored prehistoric killing machines.
 
2022-06-23 8:23:21 AM  
"How do you find the needle in the haystack? You could use a magnet, and in a similar way our male scout snakes are attracted to the biggest females around,"


/schwingg
 
2022-06-23 8:30:54 AM  
I propose Floridum pecus copia domini familia de filiis, or "Florida pet store owner's family think of the children" pythons. Every big invasive they add is from pet stores or tourist attractions.
 
2022-06-23 8:34:05 AM  

berylman: The Burmese python has clearly adapted and even possibly evolved to new surroundings. It should be granted honorary Floridian status at the very least. Now give it some meth and a tank top to complete the ceremony


They are cross breeding with rock pythons that escaped as well and the hybrid is a nast son of a biatch. Super aggressive and bigger than the regular Burmese pythons. At this point though I dont really know if there is much that can be done to get rid of these things. Not enough people doing away with them and they are super sneaky. I hope they stay in the Everglades but we all know they are spreading already.
 
2022-06-23 8:36:01 AM  

studebaker hoch: AppleOptionEsc: Depending how fast it takes to be a subspecies, maybe 10,000 years

Evolution moves pretty fast when there is a huge uncontested space to move into.

The snakes have basically eaten all the mammals in the Everglades.  It's just them and the gators now.


They eat the gators as well.
 
2022-06-23 9:21:42 AM  
Ya'know, my python boot was too tight.
Couldn't get it off last night.
A week went by,
And now it's July...
 
2022-06-23 10:20:58 AM  

koder: Sorry already taken by this dude I met at South Beach.


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This guy?
 
2022-06-23 11:17:13 AM  
Time to make them a food staple:
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2022-06-23 11:25:11 AM  

BeotchPudding: Time to make them a food staple:
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you can't. they're huge bioaccumulators of mercury, it's only safe to eat a meal of python meat like twice/year. and the meat is tough and unpleasant unless ground or you do things like pressure cook it before you stir fry.
 
2022-06-23 11:35:33 AM  
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2022-06-23 11:38:17 AM  
also i knew about "the 2 Ians" already. the work they're doing is in my part of florida and they get interviewed by our local NPR "Gulf Coast Life" and ecology shows occasionally.

oh wait, they're not even identified fully in this article?

have a way better article!

https://news.wgcu.org/2022-06-23/largest-ever-burmese-python-in-florida-found-in-collier-county

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/22/heaviest-ever-burmese-python-captured-florida

the other reason this huge snake matters is her necropsy showed her last meal was an adult white tailed deer! which has become common, when they catch a big one.

the people saying these invasives have eaten the mammals out of the glades are totally correct. and it's sad and freaky. you go out there and all the marsh rabbits, raccoons, possums, even gray foxes and river otters, just are gone......and now the snakes are eating the deer and turtles and smaller gators.

it's a complete ecosystem disaster, it really makes me sad. the Ians are doing great work, but the glades are so big and the snakes are SO many......
 
2022-06-23 12:39:28 PM  

luna1580: also i knew about "the 2 Ians" already. the work they're doing is in my part of florida and they get interviewed by our local NPR "Gulf Coast Life" and ecology shows occasionally.

oh wait, they're not even identified fully in this article?

have a way better article!

https://news.wgcu.org/2022-06-23/largest-ever-burmese-python-in-florida-found-in-collier-county

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/22/heaviest-ever-burmese-python-captured-florida

the other reason this huge snake matters is her necropsy showed her last meal was an adult white tailed deer! which has become common, when they catch a big one.

the people saying these invasives have eaten the mammals out of the glades are totally correct. and it's sad and freaky. you go out there and all the marsh rabbits, raccoons, possums, even gray foxes and river otters, just are gone......and now the snakes are eating the deer and turtles and smaller gators.

it's a complete ecosystem disaster, it really makes me sad. the Ians are doing great work, but the glades are so big and the snakes are SO many......


To be fair though an adult whitetail here in Florida isn't a lot bigger than a large Golden Retriever
 
2022-06-23 12:44:39 PM  
luna1580:

have a way better article!

https://news.wgcu.org/2022-06-23/largest-ever-burmese-python-in-florida-found-in-collier-county

""The last meal this animal had was a white-tailed deer in Picayune Strand State Forest," Bartoszek said. The team discovered this during their necropsy by finding hoof cores in the python's digestive track. Researchers estimate the deer was around 75 pounds."


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2022-06-23 12:52:26 PM  

Dahnkster: Ya'know, my python boot was too tight.
Couldn't get it off last night.
A week went by,
And now it's July...


And my girl-friend cry
"You've got Stink Foot!
Stink Foot, darlin'
Your stinkin' foot puts the hurts on my nose!
 
2022-06-23 1:09:01 PM  
"and was found with 122 developing eggs in its abdomen"
 
2022-06-23 1:16:27 PM  

i.r.id10t: luna1580: also i knew about "the 2 Ians" already. the work they're doing is in my part of florida and they get interviewed by our local NPR "Gulf Coast Life" and ecology shows occasionally.

oh wait, they're not even identified fully in this article?

have a way better article!

https://news.wgcu.org/2022-06-23/largest-ever-burmese-python-in-florida-found-in-collier-county

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/22/heaviest-ever-burmese-python-captured-florida

the other reason this huge snake matters is her necropsy showed her last meal was an adult white tailed deer! which has become common, when they catch a big one.

the people saying these invasives have eaten the mammals out of the glades are totally correct. and it's sad and freaky. you go out there and all the marsh rabbits, raccoons, possums, even gray foxes and river otters, just are gone......and now the snakes are eating the deer and turtles and smaller gators.

it's a complete ecosystem disaster, it really makes me sad. the Ians are doing great work, but the glades are so big and the snakes are SO many......

To be fair though an adult whitetail here in Florida isn't a lot bigger than a large Golden Retriever


Yeah, our deer are little.

BUT a damn snake unhinging its jaw to swallow a 75lb deer whole is nothing to snark at.....
 
2022-06-23 3:24:43 PM  
Canada Geese, Burma Pythons
 
2022-06-23 8:03:19 PM  

koder: Sorry already taken by this dude I met at South Beach.


I'm going to guess Brazilian or Puerto Rican.
 
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