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    This python thing is getting out of hand. Ozzy...HELP.

    http://www.local10.com/news/5080737/detail.html

    Be sure to read these stories listed just below the photo.
    -Prowling Python eats Siamese cat
    -Pythonís stomach ruptures after it eats a big gator
    -Python Pete on trail of everglades snakes

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    I think they should start an aggressive program to eradicate them. People in other states complain about invasive species but I don't think the ones in those states get 20 feet long and eat your dog and your grandma. We're having the same sort of problem in central Florida. One of the local shelters just euthanized nile monitor lizards (wild caught) to make room for pythons (wild caught). I think the problem is stupid pet owners who just throw out the animal without thinking of the consequences - this is why people get up in arms about banning certain animals for pets. Another case of a few idiots ruining it for a large number of responsible people.

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    take a rifle out and not only will yah have some decent meat to BBQ if yah get a big one, you also have some good leather. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    I was just watching the six o'clock news and we got another one.
    Police were called to a South Dade home where they found a ten foot African Rock python which when captured regurgitated a turkey that belonged to a guy up the street. Police said this was a very aggressive snake that tried to attack a channel 10 newswoman.
    Lordy, I love South Florida.

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    Everyone attacks the media, so why single out the snake for criticism? Channel 10 isn't Fox, so I'm guessing the snake isn't a liberal. But we knew that already because it swallowed a friggin turkey whole. That snake's a Republican.
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    is it getting to be the political season Bruce? yah seem to be warming up for a good fight..........er...........i mean......um......heated disscution? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    Well the first thing that should be done is to fine out how many are in Fla, and take them out of the wild. I know that means that a lot of snakes will have to die, and it's a rare situation, if I say a snake must die. But they don't belong there.
    You can't blame the snake, they are just doing what they are meant to do, survive. The pet owners have to be held responsible. I would be in favor of requiring licenses for pet owners of python, boa, or even any nonnative snake in Florida.
    Part of the license should require a home visit to make sure that the person has the proper space for the snake. There should be periodic checks to make sure the owner still has possession of the snake. And if any time the owner can't prove that they still have the snake there should be a huge fine.

    Now I want to see the video of the snake attacking the news woman.




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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Everyone attacks the media, so why single out the snake for criticism? Channel 10 isn't Fox, so I'm guessing the snake isn't a liberal. But we knew that already because it swallowed a friggin turkey whole. That snake's a Republican.
    rofl [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] Well...that was a good laugh for a stressful day. Thanks!

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    Quote[/b] ]to fine out how many are in Fla.....and it's a rare think if I say a snake must die.
    Ozzy...are you suffering from allergies like SarraceniaScott?? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    As usual its the animal who suffers when the human caretakers are sloppy and irresponsible.

    By the way...can snakes interbreed? Like a rock python with a another type of python? Or a boa with a python? (Boathon?)
    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

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