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Florida offers prizes for python hunters
upi ^ | Dec. 6, 2012

Posted on 12/07/2012 10:33:08 AM PST by JoeProBono

DAVIE, Fla.,- Florida wildlife officials are fighting Burmese pythons with a contest offering $1,000 and $1,500 prizes for catching the snakes.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said the 2013 Python Challenge, which begins Jan. 12, will offer $1,000 to the winner who catches the longest Burmese python on public hunting lands and $1,500 for the participant who catches the largest amount of the snakes, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Thursday.

Officials said Jan. 12 will feature a daylong open house on the pythons and other invasive species at the University of Florida's Davie campus.

"The (Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission) is encouraging the public to get involved in helping us remove Burmese pythons from public lands in south Florida," said Kristen Sommers, head of the commission's Exotic Species Coordination Section. "By enlisting both the public and Florida's python permit holders in a month-long competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons, we hope to motivate more people to find and harvest these large, invasive snakes."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: florida; python

1 posted on 12/07/2012 10:33:11 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Are they edible?

Can you make a pair of boots out of the skins?

Seems like there should be a market for them.


2 posted on 12/07/2012 10:35:27 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: JoeProBono

“permit” “capture”

How about open season dead or alive no permit needed.


3 posted on 12/07/2012 10:40:10 AM PST by Ray76
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To: JoeProBono

Florida authorities are idiots. They routinely complain about invasive species but let people otherwise own many exotic species. Guess what, dimwit officials: when these exotic species escape or more often are let loose by bored owners they breed like rabbits, and become a threat to the ecosystem.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Instead of complaining about being over-run by invasive species try banning their sale and ownership in the first instance.


4 posted on 12/07/2012 10:40:10 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: JoeProBono

Catch’em? why not kill’em?


5 posted on 12/07/2012 10:40:22 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sherman Logan

If your Python boots are too tight it can lead to Stinkfoot.


6 posted on 12/07/2012 10:41:38 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

A week went by, and now it’s July...
Finally got em off and my girlfriend cried....STINKFOOT!


7 posted on 12/07/2012 10:43:40 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lurker

If your Python boots are too tight it can lead to

“Stinkfoot.”*

Now scientists call this disease bromadrosis! LOL


8 posted on 12/07/2012 10:44:02 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: Sherman Logan

9 posted on 12/07/2012 10:49:08 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lurker

10 posted on 12/07/2012 10:52:02 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Ray76

They had a story about this on the local (Panama City) news.

It actually is dead or alive. They just don’t stress the dead part in reports.


11 posted on 12/07/2012 10:58:47 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: JoeProBono

Boa or Python?

look like a pair of Tony L Boas I got but shorter in the shaft.most comfortable foot wear I ever owned


12 posted on 12/07/2012 11:07:28 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: JoeProBono

Will they offer prizes to people who fail to catch a python? After all, we don’t want to hurt their feelings... :)


13 posted on 12/07/2012 11:17:26 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: JoeProBono

Put a $200 cash bounty on their heads, no limit and no permit / license required. Problem solved.


14 posted on 12/07/2012 11:17:46 AM PST by wrench
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To: JoeProBono

Old Gringo Easton Python Boots Chocolate And White #L719-3

Ships for free!
$899.99


15 posted on 12/07/2012 11:19:39 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Meanwhile the snakes are holding a contest to see which one can suffocate and swallow the largest snake hunter


16 posted on 12/07/2012 11:29:00 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: JoeProBono

Meanwhile the snakes are holding a contest to see which one can suffocate and swallow the largest snake hunter


17 posted on 12/07/2012 11:29:19 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: wrench

Totaly agree place a bounty on them no lic no permit a bonus if you bring in more then 5 at a time.


18 posted on 12/07/2012 11:37:12 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: JoeProBono
I was thinking of these guys

Roy: The mosquito's a clever little bastard. You can track him for days and days until you really get to know him like a friend. He knows you're there, and you know he's there. It's a game of wits. You hate him, then you respect him, then you kill him.

Hank: Well, I follow the moth in the helicopter to lure it away from the flowers, and then Roy comes along in the Lockheed Starfighter and attacks it with air-to-air missiles.

Roy: A lot of people have asked us why we don't use fly spray. Well, where's the sport in that?

19 posted on 12/07/2012 11:47:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

20 posted on 12/07/2012 11:49:40 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: riverrunner

Also, no closed season and no bag limit.


21 posted on 12/07/2012 11:50:45 AM PST by wrench
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To: dfwgator; All
Well, where's the sport in that?
(Chimps :) Hunting w/ spears...
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&ved=0CEkQuAIwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DFyGxQq7jSA8&ei=nUfCUNeBDIuM0QH_sICICQ&usg=AFQjCNGCFNxTjOnV-FEzwGgp4Xnyzf_vdw&sig2=uOlNOkINIwlL4BJxKG3t8Q

22 posted on 12/07/2012 11:56:27 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I take tomorrows, spend it all today; who can take your income and tax it all away? Zer0 Man can! :-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

23 posted on 12/07/2012 12:10:25 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: AtlasStalled

The pythons are doing a dandy job of eating the invasive Nutria.

:)

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Instead of complaining about being over-run by invasive species try banning their sale and ownership in the first instance.”

The DNR officially classifies cats as an “non-native invasive species”, BTW.

Slippery slopes and all that.


24 posted on 12/07/2012 12:13:26 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: JoeProBono; All
LL!
love the tassles, it's used to as distraction

25 posted on 12/07/2012 12:16:16 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I take tomorrows, spend it all today; who can take your income and tax it all away? Zer0 Man can! :-)
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To: Salamander

Christian louboutin Nutria 120 Evening Black: The Christian Louboutin Nutria, laced in fur and embellished by strass, she seems to be extremely seductive. She is a perfect way to show yourself in luxe style.


26 posted on 12/07/2012 12:30:31 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Great idea! They should do this with other invasive species.

I hope, though, that there will be enough educational input for the snake hunters so that some yahoo doesn’t wind up harming native snakes.


27 posted on 12/07/2012 12:51:08 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: JoeProBono
Mey where dae at?


28 posted on 12/07/2012 1:03:59 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun


29 posted on 12/07/2012 1:13:07 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
You a terrible person, showing me dat sitting here eating my poor little ham sandwich :)
30 posted on 12/07/2012 1:21:28 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: JoeProBono

Mmmmm....rat fur shoes.

It just doesn’t get any better than that.

:-P

[why are they referring to the shoe as “she”?]


31 posted on 12/07/2012 1:47:03 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Bigg Red
Great idea! They should do this with other invasive species.

Like the "occupy" crowd?

32 posted on 12/09/2012 7:28:55 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

Great idea! They should do this with other invasive species.

***
Like the “occupy” crowd?

&&&
I like the way you think....


33 posted on 12/09/2012 4:49:04 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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