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Florida´s python update:
21 caught so far in Everglades hunt

Los Angeles Times, by Andrew Khouri

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/19/2013 11:48:11 AM

They slither through the Florida Everglades, wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. They can grow to more than 17 feet in length. They’re also really hard to find. Florida´s monthlong “Python Challenge” kicked off last Saturday, and so far 21 Burmese pythons have been reported killed, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The event runs through Feb. 10, and updated totals will be provided every Tuesday and Friday. The snakes’ brown-spotted bodies blend easily into the brush, stymieing many of the gun- and knife-toting hunters looking to bag a python and a cash prize.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/19/2013 12:02:56 PM     (No. 9126507)

I think they also have rattlesnake hunts in Texas and throughout the USA. Not seen any here, but I rarely go out far away from my house. We do have a lot of bunnies though - hmmmm, food for snakes?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/19/2013 12:04:47 PM     (No. 9126510)

The biggest snake in the Everglades is Bill Nelson.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/19/2013 12:05:05 PM     (No. 9126511)

That´s a nice story for the Los Angeles Times.

I think I´ll organize a hunt so guys with guns and knives can walk around Hollywood looking for snakes to kill.

... screenplay in progress ...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/19/2013 12:27:55 PM     (No. 9126553)

Isn´t there some movie called ´Snakes on a Plane´?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley, 1/19/2013 1:52:19 PM     (No. 9126663)

I have two pythons. Both are nickel with 4" barrels, .357 cal. One was bought in 1966 and carried in Viet Nam by my dad. The other he bought in 1977. Both as smooth as wet ice.
Ok, not the same kind as the article, but mine are way more fun.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/19/2013 2:08:05 PM     (No. 9126691)

If you are looking for snakes in the grass....there are plenty of RINOs in Washington.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/19/2013 2:46:19 PM     (No. 9126759)

Send that crazy turtle man from Animal Planet. He never fails...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: cartcart, 1/19/2013 4:11:35 PM     (No. 9126873)

I would not mind being on the crew that hacked these snakes into little pieces.

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