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"Florida hopes to start hunting pythons" by canaveralgumby on 16 July 2009 11:18pm
 
WELL, one Floridian hunted one Python in Key West once, to no avail...

Seriously, it's a story of non-native species being dumped into the wild by IRRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE:

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/story/1141950.html
 
Re: "Florida hopes to start hunting pythons" by kazzzz on 18 July 2009 8:34am
 
Oh yes Cori we have similar problems here, people buy baby crocodiles illegally and think they can keep them in baths and swimming pools, and when they realise that they can't they let them go into the river systems.
 
Re: "Florida hopes to start hunting pythons" by peripatetically on 18 July 2009 12:20pm
 
Within an HOUR of the start of python season, a 10-ft one was caught! They say they are very difficult to find in the vast everglade system, so the authorities are quite shocked at this early success.
 
Re: "Florida hopes to start hunting pythons" by mrsteabag on 18 July 2009 8:04pm
 
One of my friends had a boa constrictor. The boa kept growing and growing and growing, and eventually they had to find him a new home. My friend was very responsible (major allergies precluded a more conventinal companion) and found someone with a huge house and enough room for the five aquariums they'd strung together for the snake.
We also have an exotic pet rescue service a little farther west of me. No questions asked, they just take in the snake or lizard or whathave you for as long as need be.
 
Re: "Florida hopes to start hunting pythons" by canaveralgumby on 18 July 2009 8:08pm
 
The Everglades are a natural wonder. There is no deep water, but the river bottom is very soft and silty. Very easy for things to disappear into it. In fact one of our airline disasters happened in the Everglades, the ValueJet crash. One single person, who happened to be out there alone on a canoe fishing, witnessed the plane come down. It did actually disappear into the glades, completely submerged. The guy called 911 and the operator didn't believe the story. But she did dispatch the authorities because she had to.
 



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