Skip to comments.Group Aims to Save Rattlesnakes in New York Park
Posted on 07/22/2005 10:42:25 AM PDT by GreenFreeper
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Sounds a little overboard to me given the activity of these snakes!
How stupid can people get?
I think that they should be re-introduced to Central Park.
now that would be interesting!
Then it was Snowmobiles and ATV's.
Then it was minor league stuff with horses.
Now it's BIKES!
be prepared for no-walkin zones hikers,join the club!
While I agree that rattles arent particularly aggressive unless provoked or suprised. Its rather silly to harbor deadly species in such a heavily used public park.
That one example an "endangered feces"
They'll be locked up and gated soon if the anti-human crowd has their way.
They start running short of buzz tails out there they can just give us a holler!!! We have more then we can use out here in Colorado and Wyoming. Must warn em though they are very disloyal as pets. We have had a few idiots keep em in terrariums that have been bitten by their own snakes.
Certainly true, but I get tired of the "no personal responsibility" crowd. Let's face it, biking, rock climbing, swimming, just about any outdoor activity is dangerous. Today it seems you can't even hike in a natural area without a bizilion signs indicating the potential dangers for fear of a lawsuit. You need only 1 sign, "Enter at your own risk". Humans are a smart bunch, they will catch on!
First, it's 6 MILLION acres. Second, the more snakes, bears, lions, chupacabre, etc... you have in the outdoors the more likely they are to weed out the stupid for us...
"Enter at your own risk"
I agree, but wouldnt elevate animal status over human status either.
Couldn't agree more!!! I'm captive breeding some Chupacabras to release in the wild as we speak. They love these....
They gots chupacabras in NY too? :)
Grew up in Oklahoma and Colorado. Enough of these buggers there for the entire US as far as I'm concerned. I still automatically check out sunwarmed rocks for slitherheads.
Oh, Lord......enviros try to "save" the Rattlesnake and here in my area we have festivals solely for the purpose of rounding up and killing them.
These must be the same people who had a big problem with the Texas Boll Weevil ERADICATION law, because of the word "eradicate", when the weevil has no predators and lives only to ruin fields of cotton. Must be the same folks who outlawed DDT and now we're over run with skeeters.
I don't think the animal rights-envirowacko crowd has reached their potential for stupidity yet.
I ran across a timber rattler in a State Park about half way up Lake George, NY. My sister and I were using this rope swing to jump into the lake from this cliff and then we heard the tell tale rattle and we both jumped and did not go back up. I was actually shocked that there were any rattlers that far North, but I have been know to be wrong on a few rare occasions.
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