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Obama takes on Florida snakes (South Florida media will praise Hussein for "action")
The Hill ^ | 1/17/12 | A Restuccia

Posted on 01/17/2012 8:22:06 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat

The Obama administration took steps Tuesday to stop the spread of non-native snakes like pythons and anacondas throughout the Florida Everglades.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: billnelson; fl; florida; hussein; snakes
The Palm Beach comPost also has an article about Hussein's VERY LATE action on this issue....pythons have been a problem in the Everglades for several years, but suddenly in an election year Hussein does something.

And of course the local media, in the tank for their hero Zero, will sing his praises.

1 posted on 01/17/2012 8:22:10 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

One good shot of sub-freezing climate change should go a long way towards solving the problem.


2 posted on 01/17/2012 8:25:56 AM PST by fso301
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The Big Snake strikes .... late (as usual) & a dollar short (make that trillions of dollars) .... but hey, maybe he’ll get some votes.


3 posted on 01/17/2012 8:27:43 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid (Reagan).)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Now if the electorate at large will do something about the snakes in DC maybe the country will survive! There should be a cash bounty on liberal/ progressive a$$holes also.
4 posted on 01/17/2012 8:28:59 AM PST by mongo141
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Once the horses have departed their stables, there is no need to close the door.

Four years ago I attended a ranger talk at Collier State Park that is adjacent to the Everglades NP and the Big Cypress Swamp NWR After everyone had left, I asked the Ranger about pythons in his park. He said Shhh! we don’t talk about that.

As you travel east on the Tamiami trail, the road is paralleled by canals. Across the canal is the Everglades NP, and an absolutely impenetrable vegetative tangle.

That is the home of the pythons. There is absolutely no hope of finding and killing them there. The recent cold weather is said to have killed some, but absent some more real cold, there is no probability of getting rid of them


5 posted on 01/17/2012 8:42:12 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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Putting a bounty on them and declaring the meat a delicacy should solve the problem.


6 posted on 01/17/2012 8:44:41 AM PST by Dedbone
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Takes one to know one.


7 posted on 01/17/2012 9:00:56 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

All hail Saint Obama! He crushed the head of the serpents and drove them into the sea! FOUR MORE YEARS!

Sarc / off


8 posted on 01/17/2012 9:04:45 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( P!$$ on the Taliban. Issue MORE BEER!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

They’ve been setting out snake traps, but they just keep catching james carville.


9 posted on 01/17/2012 9:04:56 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

If any Fla state or federal agency was serious about cleaning out these non-native vipers all they have to do is post a bounty on each dead snake turned in.

Maybe $100 for little ‘uns and $200 for mature adults.
Turn the heads in for the bounty, keep the meat and skins.

In two years the Everglades would be clean.


10 posted on 01/17/2012 9:11:48 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Some guy named Patrick already scored that gig, I think.


11 posted on 01/17/2012 9:13:14 AM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Get the designers to make boa, python and anaconda snake skin purses, shoes, belts and boots “chic” again! Those swamp people will clean them out just like they almost did the alligators about forty years ago.

But then, they may have to give up their government subsidies in order to hunt snakes. Never mind.


12 posted on 01/17/2012 9:13:26 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( P!$$ on the Taliban. Issue MORE BEER!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Some guy named Patrick already scored that gig, I think.


13 posted on 01/17/2012 9:13:33 AM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Come on Zer0! This just cries for a photo op.

Get on an airboat, hip waders, pith helmet, snake tongs.

Get down and dirty.


14 posted on 01/17/2012 9:21:25 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie; Joe Brower; seekthetruth

Ah, now it is becoming more clear. Miami news is now giving credit to Senator Bill Nelson, the ‘rat seeking re-election, for the move. Blatant free campaign crap VIA the local media.


15 posted on 01/17/2012 9:38:14 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Iron Munro

Make it $500 for the babies, and $1,000 for the biguns, and the snakes would be history in 2 years.

Let the Gov’t do their thing, and we will have another forever gov’t program that never gets anything done, and costs millions of bucks a year.


16 posted on 01/17/2012 9:54:20 AM PST by wrench
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
The way this puff piece reads, I would think that The Messiah would simply drive the serpents out of Eden with a wave of his might arm.

Florida Freeper


17 posted on 01/17/2012 9:54:20 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
The way this puff piece reads, I would think that The Messiah would simply drive the serpents out of Eden with a wave of his mighty arm.

Florida Freeper


18 posted on 01/17/2012 9:54:27 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: bert

Oddly, the snakes may have compensating benefits if they reduce wild hog, armadillo, and feral cat populations — all of those being new species that have had detrimental effects on the local ecology. Trapping and suppression strategies against boas and pythons using scent lures nevertheless seem possible in concept and likely to be developed.


19 posted on 01/17/2012 10:23:31 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: Rockingham

You know, we suddenly seem to have a LOT of loose cats in our neighborhood. I don’t know if they are feral or just house cats let run loose. In fact, I noticed all across the country this summer when we took our trip herds of cats were common. I have never seen so many. Maybe not enough pythons.


20 posted on 01/17/2012 11:40:19 AM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Rockingham

If we could just train the pythons to eat Melaleuca trees.


21 posted on 01/17/2012 11:41:01 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: brytlea

Domestic cats tend to get turned loose by owners in times of life or economic distress or, in college towns, at the end of the semester. Most soon fall prey to a combination of starvation, disease, injury, and predators, usually coyotes. Genuinely feral cats are a major cause of the decline of songbirds in the US and Europe, and in Australia, they exact a heavy toll on protected wildlife. One wallaby protection activist took to wearing a cap made of the skin of a feral cat as a way to both make his point and to outrage cat lovers.


22 posted on 01/17/2012 1:08:05 PM PST by Rockingham
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23 posted on 01/17/2012 2:07:57 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
You are so right- this measure is stupid. Snakes don't cross state lines- they get released locally because the “pet” is too big to manage, zoos won't take them, and people set them free rather than euthanize them. This is a real non-solution- typical crap from liberals.

Others who say a bounty is the answer are also right. But Salazar wont let them do that. Plenty of folks able and willing to hunt them. But what would PETA say?
GG

24 posted on 01/17/2012 4:04:04 PM PST by Goldwater Girl
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To: Rockingham

I’m sure it worked (to outrage cat lovers). I’m not a fan of feral cats (or the colonies). And they are quite good little predators. If they would stick with just rats and mice they would be ok but they don’t. And they spread disease including parasites. I like cats, but they are non-native and you’re exactly right. I was just surprised how many I saw on this trip, I had never seen so many before (we travel the same route and stay in the same places every year). And I never used to see ANY around here, but the past couple of years I have started seeing (and smelling) them.


25 posted on 01/17/2012 6:08:39 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

They can have the illegals build tunnels for them and they can just “slink” under the boundaries.


26 posted on 01/17/2012 6:22:13 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Recovering_Democrat

They can have the illegals build tunnels for them and they can just “slink” under the boundaries.


27 posted on 01/17/2012 6:30:05 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Thank You Rush

WHOOPS - SORRY! Took my eye off the page!!!!


28 posted on 01/17/2012 6:31:04 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Joe Brower; bert

I say, let Bowbama head to Everglades Nat’l Park and head into the mangroves to capture or kill a couple. Could be a good thing. The snakes, nor Bowbama will ever come out....


29 posted on 01/18/2012 3:56:50 PM PST by Bushbacker1
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