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Giant Burmese python discovered in Florida (+video)

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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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Giant Burmese python discovered in Florida (+video)


www.csmonitor.com

A newly found Burmese python has broken previous records in size and egg capacity. The discovery is an indication of just how comfortable the invasive species is in its Florida home.

At 17 feet, 7 inches (5.3 meters) in length, it is the largest snake of its kind found in the state and it was carrying a record 87 eggs. Scientists say the finding highlights how dangerously comfortable the invasive species has become in its new home.
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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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I thought this was interesting. They are not native to the area but it seems the environment is perfect for them to multiply and boy are they ever considering the abundant wildlife and local pets as a food source.

Here is one caught back in 2009



Hopefully they wont start getting a taste for children at some isolated daycare center




www.csmonitor.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 13-8-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:34 PM
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How many Floridians do ya' think put their homes on the market when they saw that article?

Adaption? I don't think I like the word anymore!



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:40 PM
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Can they eat Alligators too? Im not into snakes, but I have to say, thats BIG !!!



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:43 PM
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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:43 PM
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It's not an "invasive species".

It's an "undocumented predator".




posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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With a taste for furry little critters





posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:48 PM
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TKS......

Thats just crazy.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:49 PM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
Can they eat Alligators too? Im not into snakes, but I have to say, thats BIG !!!
Pythons can eat just about anything they can kill.

Here's one eating a gator. Watch at own risk. lol



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:52 PM
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That's one big effing snake!


From your source Slayer.


Officials worry that the snakes pose a threat to humans, as well as to native, endangered species, which turn up in the pythons' stomachs. This record-breaking, 164.5-pound (75-kg) specimen found in Everglades National Park had feathers in its belly that will be identified by museum ornithologists, the researchers said. Research published this year suggested the pythons are not only eating the Everglades' birds but they're also snatching, and likely swallowing whole birds' eggs.


That is just crazy to me. I am not afraid of snakes, but damn I'd run if I seen that.


-SAP-
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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:59 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
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With a taste for furry little critters




Bring it.






posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:01 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
It's not an "invasive species".

It's an "undocumented predator".





I almost spit my soda out!

So was this snake once someone's pet? It got too big so they just let the damned thing loose?



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:03 AM
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Run away...............


Run away...............


Monty Python
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:05 AM
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They were originally pets, but got loose and now this is what happened.


"They were here 25 years ago, but in very low numbers and it was difficult to find one because of their cryptic behavior," Krysko said in a statement from the University of Florida. "Now, you can go out to the Everglades nearly any day of the week and find a Burmese python. We've found 14 in a single day."


Pretty nuts.

-SAP-
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:13 AM
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*****BREAKING NEWS********BREAKING NEWS***********

(AP) Wire-In an attempt to curb the rise of pythons in Florida, the Obama administration has stated that for every snake caught and killed, the individual would be allowed to keep the skin for shoes and purses.

Photo taken at Miami International Airport of the first planeload of "bounty hunters".



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:25 AM
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I hate snakes

Second verse same as the first

Third verse is the chorus.



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:38 AM
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I like snakes and have liked then since I was a kid. I have kept them as pets and caught them in the wilds. What gets me is why keep a snake that will grow to such a size that needs two people to handle it???

On another note I read on one of the reptile forums that one family were amazed that their pet python which was over six feet tall seemed to make a beeline for their new baby when it was palced on the floor. They did not understan why it would do so and found it odd - Sheesh!!!!



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:42 AM
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Some people shouldn't have pets.


Or kids for that matter.



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 01:50 AM
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Boy, talk about messing with Florida's ecosystem in the Everglades.......

Hate to see one that size in person, that's for sure.

I've seen where they're coming into the neighborhoods now.
It's one thing for Fido to go missing.....
But all hell will break loose if one ever snatches a small child.

Beware of dogs, bears and now pythons.......



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 06:21 AM
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From what the scientists have said, this is going to keep happening and getting worse. A very large hatchery was demolished during hurricane Andrew and it let thousands of these guys loose. Then you have the occasional pet owner letting his loose because it got too big to keep. They seem to really like it in Fla. I just hope they don't like NC winters.

At least they can help with the Nutria problem.






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