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  1. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Having lived in Florida all but 7 years of my life, that time being taken up by service to my country, and having lived and worked in South Florida for many years, this is NOT a joke and this is NOT a symptom of climate change.

    The “pet reptile” craze and the short attention span of those that indulge in it is the problem. From the years when caymans where sold as baby alligators and released into the local ponds when they got to be a foot long or so and bit junior or when the iguana got to big for the cage and slipped out to when the pet snake ate the family cat as a snack or grew to a two rat every three day appetite and got dropped off in the nearest swamp, we have grown to find the everglades infested with pythons of massive size that are now large enough to consume small to medium gators and will destroy the fragile ecosystem in the ’glades if something is not done about it.

    Yeah, let the swap dwellers loose to hunt them down. Put a bounty on the hide, get a PR firm to praise the flavor and texture and the protein value of the meat. Yep, best way to get rid of something is to get people to eat them and have no restrictions on hunting them.

    Maybe it would work on the land developers too……LOL

  2. No-one-cares

    No-one-cares said, almost 4 years ago


    Land developers just could not taste good too oily…

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Invasive species in the ’glades, and water diversion, has drastically altered south Florida. No, the pythons are NOT a joke, at all. Neither are all the noxious weeds, and “pretty birds” like starlings that some moron thought would do well here Anybody got a dandelion problem, another species gone nuts, like Kudzu.

    Oceans once kept species in their native habitats, and human progress in transportation has destroyed much of the planet’s species. Interestingly, while folks can see pythons, and get upset, they can’t see those polluted oceans, or don’t worry about that insignificant factor of human change impact, climate.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t know where you get your information but too few hunters and not enough bounty is not the problem.

    The Burmese Python lays an average of 35 eggs – but may lay as many as 100. That’s a lot of babies. And they may do that for many of the estimated 30 yr lifespan.

    Eat them. We don’t. Get the word out Python is rich in nutrients. One adult can feed the homeless for a week..LOL

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Tigger, I’m well “educated” on the issue of pythons in the park, and many other species invading down there, through friends still in the National Park Service, and concerns about species invasion goes back over half a century! Our continent has serious problems because of plant and animal species brought here from around the world. New Zealand, as an island nation has strict regulations, and inspections, yet still has serious problems with possums (not the NOrth American species).

    Oddly, folks who’ve observed “situations” first hand, and know people dealing with things, yesterday, and today, don’t need NBC, CBS, ABC for their “news”, and never bother to turn on Fox to be MIS-informed on any issue you care to name.!

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    So am I, certain that you have more book knowledge about them. But then I lived with them and hunted them in the everglades. Ate some too.

    I WAS being facetious, but since you are taking me seriously…..

    IF one were to get a PR firm and make the meat popular and IF one were to sell the meat commercially then in short order there would be a shortage of Pythons, they would suddenly be endangered, PETA would be marching to “protect” our native Python population before it is too late and so on.

    But think of the evil PROFIT to be made first…LOL

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    LOL, it’s a PR problem. Shoot, they sell the McRibb sandwich, an extruded piece of jelly-meat.

    I’ve eaten carp. Little gold ones and great big ones out of the Chattahoochee river. But then I tend to snack first and ask questions later.

  8. algurka

    algurka said, almost 4 years ago

    It has nothing to do with the planet warming. It has to do with human beings bringing them to other parts of the world where there are no natural enemies to contain the invasive species. Sometimes it’s deliberately, sometimes it’s by accident, but the results are still the same—catastrophic—when the new species breeds and runs rampant.

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