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.
Only near the goat herds!
Clinton and Schumer were in the park??
I say take Upchuck and Hitlery the Heinous Harridan on a nature walk and leave them to fend for themselves! And may the best reptile win!!
Quite soon, the larva of the common house fly will have more rights than an unborn human!
hmmmm wonder if one is shumer and one is clinton????
Could be they invited kerry; kennedy; durbin; dingy hairy; and the group to join them....
If this is the case, best shut down the Park, if one of these things bite you, you could turn into a loony-lib for sure....
This guy is a lunatick!
We need a bounty on environmentalists
Every liberal needs one for a personal pet.
According to the GBA, reserves would include wilderness areas and national parks while inner buffer zones would permit no agriculture, no more than 0.5 miles of road per square mile of land, primitive camping, and only light selection harvesting of forests. The June 25, 1993 issue of Science magazine reports that the plan calls for 23.4% of the land to be put into wilderness (no human use) and 26.2% into corridors and human buffer zones (very limited use by humans).
Return to the Wilderness
The Wildlands Project is a massive program for restructuring society around nature as the organizing principle. The concept is Foreman's, but the plan was developed by Dr. Reed Noss under grants from The Nature Conservancy and the National Audubon Society. It was first published in Wild Earth, a publication of the Cenozoic Society, of which Foreman is chairman. Funded by the Ira Hiti Foundation for Deep Ecology, 75,000 copies of the plan were produced and distributed. The Wildlands Project was set up as a corporation with offices in Arizona and Oregon; Foreman is Chairman of the Board; Reed Noss is a Director.
Working in tandem with the Wildlands Project is the Biosphere Reserve Program, a creation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The objective of the program, conceived in 1971, has been to designate sites worldwide for preservation and to protect the biodiversity of chosen sites on a global level. Toward that end, the Sierra Club has redrawn the map of North America into 21 "bioregions."
In turn, each of the 21 bioregions has been divided into three zones:
(1) Wilderness area, designated as habitat of plants and animals. Human habitation, use, or intrusion is forbidden.
(2) Buffer zones surrounding the wilderness areas. Limited, and strictly controlled, human access is permitted within this zone.
(3) Cooperation zones, the only zones where humans will be permitted to live.
According to Dr. Michael Coffman of Environmental Perspectives, Inc., a strategy to implement reserves and corridors in the northern Rockies would be to:
1) Start with a seemingly innocent-sounding program like the "World Heritage Areas in Danger." Bring all human activity under regulation in a 14-18 million acre buffer zone around Yellowstone National Park.
2) Next, declare all federal land (except Indian reservations) as buffers, along with private land within federal administration boundaries.
3) Next, extend the U.S. Heritage corridor buffer zone concept along major river systems. Begin to convert critical federal lands and ecosystems to reserves.
4) Finally, convert all U.S. Forest Service, grasslands, and wildlife refuges to reserves. Add missing reserves and corridors so that 50 percent of landscape is preserved. [Based on United Nations World Heritage Program; United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Article 8a-e; United Nations Global Biodiversity Assessment, Section 10.4.2.2.3; U.S. Man and the Biosphere Strategic Plan (1994 draft); U.S. Heritage Corridors Program; and "The Wildlands Project," (published in Wild Earth, Dec. 1992). Also, see Science, "The High Cost of Biodiversity," Vol. 280, June 25, 1993, pp.1868-1871.]
Click here for the whole story....including the map that refused to come up on this post. People are asleep at the wheel as we have America stolen from Americans!
Agreed. See my post #33 with the links to continue to steal from America.
All they need to do is introduce king snakes. Bye bye rattle snakes : )
Jeez, three quarters of that map is bright red.
I used to hang out at Pelham Bay Park when I lived in the Bronx, where "Rattlesnake Brook" is located. It seems that Bronx was crawling with rattlesnakes well into the 19th century when the locals let their pigs at them (the Bronx had a lot of pig farms in those days).
Democrats in NY park!
Hmmmmmm - I see they plan to shut down Salem.
It's true these critters reproduce very slowly and take a lot of time to recover from decimations in its population, but I still have a problem choosing rattlesnakes over people.
Well, OK, it depends on which people; if I have only terrorists to choose from, give me a rattlesnake any day. At least I know what it's going to do.
I know about the Rattlesnake Roundups in Freer and San Patricio; where else in Texas does that happen? Abilene? Sweetwater?
I know there are plenty of rattlers around here if Noo Yawk wants to come get some.
Sweetwater is the one I'm familar with, although there are small local roundups in just about every town off the Caprock.
NITWITS!!!! Before we were married, my husband worked for the county weed dept. and they would catch,kill and freeze rattlesnakes all summer long. Then at the end of summer bbq, they would cook the stupid things. Yup, he tried to tell me they taste 'just like chicken'. That piece of meat didn't get close to my lips. Yuck.
Anytime someone uses the word sprawl I know which side of the fence they're on.
Eons ago (1963) I was stationed at Ft Bragg, NC and we had a king snake named George. who we fed small Cottonmouths. Sometimes it took two or three trips to the river to find one but was worth the effort. Poisonous snakes never bothered me BUT OMG, a den like that would have me running a 4 minute mile away from there. lol