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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.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: billnelson; fl; florida; hussein; snakes
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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 Road Warrior 04
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