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  • Defense Against Animals: 14 Foot Python in Backyard Oklahoma

    06/25/2016 7:38:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A snake this large is a clear and present danger to pets and small children.  While most snakes can be dispatched with a shovel or hoe, I would not want to attempt that with this python.  It might take offense. A firearm is a stand off weapon that allows you to apply deadly force at a distance.  A picture with the article shows the python was shot in the head, killing it quickly and humanely.The snake was a surprise for the teen who discovered it. From“I come outside, and the snake is literally slithering in our yard, and...
  • Thai man attacked by snake that slithered up through his toilet

    05/26/2016 7:54:11 AM PDT · by libstripper · 81 replies
    Associated Press (via Fox News) ^ | May 26, 2016 | Associated Press
    BANGKOK – A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 10-foot python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.
  • Yikes! Live Python Falls From Hospital Ceiling

    05/10/2016 10:15:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 10, 2016
    A month after slithering into the ceiling of Washington’s Tacoma General Hospital, a white ball python is back with its owner. Sources say a visitor brought the snake to the hospital in a cat carrier full of stuffed animals. After the owner went home, he realized his python had escaped and notified the hospital, according to KCPQ. Hospital workers said they didn’t think anything of it because they see strange things happen all the time. The snake was found, “when it came out of the ceiling ventilation on April 30,” said Marce Edwards with MultiCare Health System. Edwards confirmed that...
  • Florida launches python hunt

    01/16/2016 9:49:57 AM PST · by george76 · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 16, 2016
    Burmese python invasive to Everglades. The Burmese python, one of the largest snakes in the world, is running amok in Florida. Well, more like slithering amok. So much so that on Saturday, state officials kick off a month-long competition designed to remove as many of the colossal constrictors from the Everglades as possible. More than 600 people have signed up for the Python Challenge, according to Carli Segelson, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which organized the event. A cash prize goes to the hunter who captures -- dead or alive -- the most Burmese pythons,...
  • Thief stuffs python down his pants at pet store

    01/12/2016 1:05:17 PM PST · by DFG · 42 replies
    AP via NYPOST ^ | 01/12/16 | AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. — A snake thief smuggled a 2-foot-long python from a Portland pet store by stuffing it down his pants. Sgt. Greg Stewart said no arrests have been made in Friday’s theft. But Christin Bjugan, an owner of A to Z pet store, said video surveillance has helped viewers and police detectives identify a suspect, and she expects to have the snake returned soon. “We know who did it,” she said Monday. “We know where he lives, we know where he works, we know all about him and his girlfriend. We’re just waiting to get our snake back.”
  • The 10 Most In-Demand Programming Skills for Software Engineers in 2016

    01/05/2016 1:24:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Cyber Coders ^ | Brad Seaphin
    By Brad SeraphinAs one of the leading IT recruiting firms in the nation, CyberCoders has accumulated a wealth of data relating to the most in-demand development skills for job seekers.As a follow up to last year's article, 3 years of data (2013, 2014, and 2015) has been analyzed to yield 10 trends that provide skill demand insight for software engineers in 2016.1. Java remains atop the list as the most demanded skill companies were looking for in 2015. This trend proceeds Java's 2014 dethroning of C++, the most demanded skill of 2013.2. SQL consistently remains in the top 3...
  • Python scales new heights in language popularity [For Programming Techies Only]

    12/28/2015 9:49:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | 12/08/2015 | Paul Krill
    The Python Programming Language is rising in popularity in Tiobe's monthly language index, reaching an all-time high of fourth place this month, up from fifth place last month. The language now has a rating of 4.429 percent, an increase of more than 2 percent from a year ago, when it was ranked eighth. "[Python is] easy to learn, available everywhere, and embraced by industry. Python is the current standard in scripting," a report accompanying the index said. Tiobe uses a formula involving searches on popular search engines to gauge language popularity. In an email, Paul Jansen, managing director at Tiobe,...
  • Death of Republican (parrot) party.

    12/19/2015 9:05:41 PM PST · by pa_dweller · 10 replies
    Day by Day Cartoon ^ | 12/20/15 | Chris Muir
  • Extracting log messages and calling the STIX library to create STIX objects?

    12/02/2015 8:47:15 AM PST · by I got the rope · 14 replies
    2 December 15 | I got the rope
    Does ANYONE know anything about extracting log messages and calling the STIX library to create STIX objects?
  • Officers rescue store owner crushed by 125-pound python

    10/06/2015 7:04:54 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 06, 2015 | Associated Press
    <p>NEWPORT, Ky. – The owner of a northern Kentucky reptile store is recovering after police officers pried off a 20-foot python that was crushing the man.</p> <p>Newport police tell local news outlets that owner Terry Wilkens was feeding the snake Monday morning when the 125-pound python attacked.</p>
  • King Cobra, Python Tangle in Singapore Street Fight

    09/05/2015 10:40:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Discovery ^ | SEP 2, 2015
    Students on campus at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University got a firsthand look at what happens when big, dangerous snakes clash. This being the Internet era, they also documented it on video. Channel News Asia reported on a half-hour battle between a king cobra and a python, just off the curb of a busy street on the university's grounds. Students told Channel News Asia that the python seemed to have been winning, having gotten a constricting grip on the cobra's head. But, as shown about half-way through the video clip above, the cobra somehow wriggled free and headed off for a...
  • Battle of the reptiles: Video captures fight between python and cobra [Singapore][4-min vid]

    09/02/2015 10:00:12 PM PDT · by ETL · 21 replies ^ | September 02, 2015
    It’s a reptilian battle between the creepy crawlies. A video of two deadly snakes – a python and a king cobra – on a street in Singapore has been making the rounds online. Passersby looked on as the two snakes twisted around one another, the Telegraph reports.
  • Python Eats Porcupine, Regrets It Later (Here's Why)

    07/31/2015 1:02:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | June 26, 2015 02:33pm ET | Elizabeth Palermo, Associate Editor
    Ever wonder what might happen if a python ate a porcupine? Well, wonder no more. One of these giant snakes — which kill prey by suffocating it and then consuming it whole — recently dined on a porcupine and didn't live to brag about it. On June 14, a cyclist riding along one of the mountain bike trails at the Lake Eland Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, spotted a very engorged snake. The cyclist snapped a few photos of the gluttonous python and posted them to social media, where they quickly attracted the attention of locals who wanted to...
  • Everglades Python May Be Second-Largest Ever in Florida

    07/31/2015 12:40:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | Jul 30, 2015 12:25 PM ET | Staff via CBS Miami
    This python, captured in Shark Valley, in Everglades National Park, may be the second-largest python ever caught in Florida. USGS ======================================================================================================================== A python researcher working in Everglades National Park has captured what may be the second-largest Burmese python in the state of Florida, CBS Miami reports. The snake was captured on July 9 in the park's Shark Valley and was documented at 18 feet 3 inches long. It's just 4 inches shy of the state's record 18 foot 7 inch python caught in Miami-Dade, CBS notes. Whether it's indeed the second-largest, officially, remains unclear, due to differences in record-keeping in...
  • Python Eats Porcupine, Regrets It Later (Here's Why)

    06/27/2015 11:54:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | June 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Palermo
    Ever wonder what might happen if a python ate a porcupine? Well, wonder no more. One of these giant snakes — which kill prey by suffocating it and then consuming it whole — recently dined on a porcupine and didn't live to brag about it. On June 14, a cyclist riding along one of the mountain bike trails at the Lake Eland Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, spotted a very engorged snake. The cyclist snapped a few photos of the gluttonous python and posted them to social media, where they quickly attracted the attention of locals who wanted to...
  • Twins get python caught in their hair in Alabama

    06/25/2015 8:03:11 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    upi ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    SUMMERDALE, Ala.,- A pair of young identical twins visiting an Alabama attraction were caught on camera with a large python tangled in their hair. The video shows 5-year-old identical twins Scarlet and Fiona Mallory with a python tangled through both girls' hair at Alligator Alley in Summerdale. One of the girls is quickly freed and the other remains still while a trainer threads the snake out of her locks. The video was shot Sunday by the girls' mother, Stephanie Mallory.
  • Colt Python - Nickle...Opinions

    05/25/2015 2:06:07 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 123 replies
    Only me | 5/25/15 | Me
    Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls.... I need some input on a handgun. I was gifted a Colt Python (.357 magnum) from my father. I'd like to know what this thing is worth.
  • Pythons wipe out rabbits—and probably much more—in Everglades

    03/20/2015 8:16:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    Science Mag ^ | March 18, 2015 | Erik Stokstad
    Everglades National Park, a world-renowned wetland in southern Florida, once abounded with rabbits, raccoons, muskrats, and other small mammals. But roughly 15 years ago, these species started to become scarce. About the same time, biologists noticed a boom in the population of a predator that had invaded the 64,238-hectare park: the Burmese python. Now, an experiment adds to the evidence that the pythons, which grow up to 5 meters long, are to blame for the collapse of the mammals' populations. “There’s no question that this is an environmental disaster,” says J. D. Willson of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, who...
  • MUST SEE: Large python that has been eating Port St. Lucie neighborhood's cats captured by cops

    08/09/2014 4:02:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Channel 12 News ^ | 8-9-14 | Victoria Price
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Cats have been disappearing in one Port St. Lucie neighborhood so when Sergeant John Holman was called to the 600 block of SE Faith Terrace Friday morning for a report of another deceased cat, he made a startling discovery. Hiding in some brush, Sgt. Holman spotted a 12-foot long 120-pound Burmese Python. Neighbors believe the large snake has been feasting on their felines. The Sergeant called for backup to help get the large predator from the brush. Cops say the snake belongs to a person who lives near by. No charges have been filed as...
  • Monty Python reunite for first concert in nearly 35 years

    06/03/2014 10:07:58 AM PDT · by MarkL · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/2/2014 | Fox News
    Everybody expects the Spanish Inquisition. And as with all things Monty Python, fans need to expect the unexpected, too. Next month the surviving Monty Python members reunite onstage for the first time in almost 35 years — and, they say, the last time ever. Fans understandably want to see the anarchic comedy troupe's classic skits. They're hoping for Spam, lumberjacks, dead parrots and of course the red-robed cardinals who burst in to proclaim: "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
  • Texas woman finds 12ft African python slithering around her bathroom

    05/16/2014 1:43:53 PM PDT · by Altariel · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Texas homeowner got a shock when she walked into the bathroom of her College Station home to find a 12ft python wrapped around her toilet bowl. Veronica Rodriguez, 50, discovered the huge African python slithering across the bathroom floor earlier this month. It is believed that the python got in through the back door to Ms Rodriguez's home, which she shares her teenage daughter Kelsie.
  • [Tech] Character-based web browsers

    04/05/2014 1:36:00 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    +1396728992 UTC | class C { public: C() {} }
    With the news about the Mozilla Foundation and the desire of many FReepers to drop the Firefox browser, there are some viable (IMHO) alternatives, both of which are character-based:Links is text WWW browser with tables and frames. It runs on Linux, Unix, OS/2 and Windows. Lynx is a text browser for the World Wide Web. Lynx 2.8.7 runs on Un*x, MacOS, VMS, Windows 95/98/NT, DOS386+ (but not 3.1, 3.11), as well as OS/2 EMX.
  • Dog eaten in its kennel by a python: Owner finds snake with leash still dangling from its mouth

    03/17/2014 9:14:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 135 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | 14 March 2014
    An Australian woman discovered her pet dog had been eaten by a snake in the most gruesome possible way after finding a bloated python lying curled in its kennel with the end of the dog's chain still dangling from its mouth. Amazingly, the wildlife-lover had only chained her Chihuahua-Maltese cross overnight to stop it disturbing native animals near her Caniaba home in northern NSW, but it meant there was no escaping the 2.5-metre python that slithered into the kennel. When the woman went outside to let the dog off its chain the following morning, she discovered the bloated snake curled...
  • About 350 Snakes Found in Santa Ana (CA) Home

    01/29/2014 10:25:10 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 30 replies
    OC Register ^ | January 29, 2014 | Claudia Koerner and Alyssa Duranty
    SANTA ANA – Police found about 350 pythons – many of them dead – at a home Tuesday morning. Officers served a search warrant at the house on the 2900 block of North Fernwood Drive around 7 a.m., said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. Police and animal control officers had been investigating the home since receiving complaints from neighbors about a smell, he added. Bill Buchman, a 52-year-old elementary school teacher, was taken into custody on suspicion of felony cruelty to animals, said Sondra Berg of the Santa Ana Police Department. Police said they believe Buchman...
  • Python strangles security guard

    12/27/2013 7:25:37 AM PST · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 27 December 2013
    A security guard has been killed by a python near a luxury hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. Agung Bawa, assistant security manager at the Bali Hyatt hotel in Bali's Sanur area, says the incident happened at about 3am today as the 15ft python was crossing a road near the hotel, which is closed for renovations until 2015. People watching were unable to help and called the police, who came but failed to save the man. The python escaped into nearby bushes. Bawa says the victim, Ambar Arianto Mulyo, a 59-year-old security guard at a nearby restaurant, had managed...
  • Rock python kills family's Husky[Florida]

    09/19/2013 8:12:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 48 replies
    WSVN ^ | 13 Sept 2013 | WSVN
    A dog owner is sharing his heartbreaking story after a python came out of nowhere and killed his dog in the backyard. ***WARNING*** The images for this story may be disturbing to some viewers ***WARNING*** Angel Bichara's son is still too traumatized to speak on camera about how he tried but failed to save the family dog, Duke, from the grip of a rock python in the backyard of their West Miami-Dade home. "He heard the dog barking and then he heard the dog crying, so when he walked outside, he saw the snake had grabbed on to the dog's...
  • Boys in snake attack asphyxiated, RCMP say (Preliminary autopsy results)

    08/07/2013 4:22:07 PM PDT · by xzins · 82 replies
    CBC News ^ | 7 Aug 13 | CBC News
    Preliminary autopsy results on two New Brunswick boys who were killed after an African rock python escaped its enclosure in Campbellton, N.B., show they died from asphyxiation, RCMP say. The pathologist completed the autopsies on Noah and Connor Barthe on Tuesday. "At least right now we have a cause of death. Even though we still need some reports from the pathologist to be forwarded, that's going to help the investigation to move forward," RCMP Sgt. Alain Tremblay told CBC News. Tremblay said in a statement that police are aware the case has "touched the hearts of people across the world"...
  • Python suspected in boys' deaths in Canada

    08/06/2013 6:39:02 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2013 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- Police in Canada are looking into the deaths of two young boys who appear to have been strangled by a python. The boys, ages 5 and 7, were found dead Monday morning at an apartment in Campbellton, New Brunswick. They had been sleeping over at a friend's apartment above a reptile store, according to a statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Early indications suggest that a snake from the store escaped its enclosure, got into the ventilation system, then the apartment, and strangled the two boys, the statement said.
  • 2 boys killed after python escapes store in Canada

    08/06/2013 7:09:05 AM PDT · by arthurus · 72 replies
    AP via Drudge ^ | Aug 6, 2013 | Rob Gillies
    Autopsies will be performed Tuesday on two young boys who were strangled in their sleep by a python that escaped from a pet store in Canada and slithered through a ventilation system into an upstairs apartment.
  • 2 children dead after python escapes N.B. pet store

    08/05/2013 2:12:20 PM PDT · by xzins · 140 replies
    CBC News ^ | 5 Aug 13
    Two children died after a python got into an apartment in Campbellton, N.B., RCMP say. "Police are investigating two sudden deaths of two young boys," Const. Julie Rogers-Marsh said Monday. It's believed the snake escaped from a pet store called Reptile Ocean. The victims were boys aged five and seven. They were visiting a friend in the apartment above the store, police said in a statement released Monday. Initial information indicates the snake got into the ventilation system and then into the apartment upstairs. "It's believed the two boys were strangled by the snake," she said, noting that autopsies are...
  • Huge python breaks into Qld charity store [Queensland, Australia]

    07/10/2013 12:53:33 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    The Australian ^ | July 10, 2013 5:14PM | Cleo Fraser
    POLICE Sergeant Don Auld thought a thief had fallen through the ceiling and vomited on the floor when called to a Queensland charity store break-in. ... The snake had pooed in the St Vincent de Paul store in Ingham and left crockery, clothes and other goods smashed and scattered all over the floor. The following day, on Tuesday, police were called back to the store after a large crowd formed outside. ... Police didn't have the skills to bag the burglar, and called in a snake handler to take the 17kg python away.
  • Man found dead in house full of snakes

    05/29/2013 7:23:58 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 82 replies
    The Sun ^ | 29th May 2013 | staff reporter
    COPS looking for a missing man were shocked to find him dead in his home — surrounded by over FORTY giant snakes. Many of the reptiles, including a 30ft anaconda and four 35ft pythons, were slithering free around the decomposing body when police entered snake fan Heiko Rieder's apartment in Straubing, Germany. A fire service spokesman said: "At least one was as thick as a human thigh."
  • Enormous python killed in Florida is a state record

    05/20/2013 6:59:40 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 54 replies
    Grind TV ^ | May 20, 2013 | Pete Thomas
    A Miami man briefly wrestled with and ultimately used a knife to kill a Burmese python measuring 18 feet, 8 inches. That sets a state record for pythons captured or killed in the wild. The previous record measured 17 feet, 7 inches. Jason Leon was not hunting pythons but, while driving late at night recently in southeast Miami-Dade County, he and a friend spotted about 3 feet of snake protruding from the brush. Leon applied the brakes, climbed out of the car, grabbed the visible portion of the snake, and began hauling it onto the road.
  • Meanwhile at the Little Commie Shop (or Dead Hugo) - Vanity

    03/05/2013 7:28:49 PM PST · by mnehring · 9 replies
    Mr. Castro: 'Ello, I wish to register a complaint. (The owner does not respond.)Mr. Castro: 'Ello, Miss?Owner: What do you mean "miss"?Mr. Castro: (pause)I'm sorry, I have a cold. I wish to make a complaint!Owner: We're closin' for lunch.Mr. Castro: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this Hugo what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.Owner: Oh yes, the, uh, the Venezulian Red...What's,uh...What's wrong with it?Mr. Castro: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!Owner: No, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting.Mr. Castro: Look, matey, I...
  • Florida's 'Python Challenge' draws adrenaline junkies, eco-warriors

    01/12/2013 4:07:33 PM PST · by george76 · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The chance to traipse through Florida's Everglades in search of wild pythons up to 15 feet long has attracted nearly 700 thrill-seekers from throughout the county. The Sunshine State is offering cash prizes in the month-long “Python Challenge,” which begins tomorrow and is aimed at helping to control the exploding population of the non-native Burmese pythons, which have devastated Florida's eco-system. Anyone is eligible for the hunt ... cash prizes of up to $1,500 will be given to hunters who catch the largest and most pythons. The pythons that have nearly eradicated entire native species such as deer, bobcats and...
  • Mum finds her baby in grip of a python

    01/07/2013 12:53:54 PM PST · by libstripper · 22 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (AU) ^ | Jan 7, 2013 | MELISSA MATHESON
    A MOTHER woke to find a 1.85m-long python wrapped around her two-year-old daughter yesterday morning. Tess Guthrie, 22, from Lismore on the far north coast, was woken by her cat hissing at 3.30am and discovered the python wrapped three times around her daughter Zara's arm, who was sleeping in the bed with her. At first she thought it was a dream but soon realised the horror and grabbed the snake by the head to pry it off her child, which caused the reptile to bite Zara three times on her left hand.
  • Florida offers prizes for python hunters

    12/07/2012 10:33:08 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 32 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 6, 2012
    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...
  • It's a Fake Snake Cake!

    08/17/2012 10:42:06 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 31 replies
    Grind TV ^ | 8/15/2012 | David Strege
    The photo of this Albino Burmese Python looks so real, Francesca Pitcher of North Star Cakes in Kent, U.K., was prompted to add this tagline: "****I DO NOT SELL SNAKES****. This photo is of a snake CAKE made to look like an Amelanistic Burmese Python for a birthday party." Yes, the snake is a fake. It's a fake snake cake.
  • FL man jailed for killing pythons, while park service can't kill them fast enough

    05/31/2012 8:17:22 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 33 replies
    Fargo Forum & USA Today ^ | May 2012 | Various
    Fargo Forum: A man who moved from Florida to Dilworth last summer admitted today that he allowed his 32 ball python snakes to freeze to death in an unheated storage unit in Glyndon last winter. “I just couldn’t find any place to put them,” 50-year-old Henry Ward Atherton Jr. said in Clay County District Court. Atherton pleaded guilty to all three charges against him: one felony and two misdemeanors counts of mistreatment of animals. USA Today: Sightings of raccoons are down 99.3%, opossums 98.9% and white-tailed deer 94.1%. According to Linda Friar with Everglades. National Park, park personnel have captured...
  • Python likely wiping out Glades mammals, new study finds

    01/30/2012 2:12:24 PM PST · by fso301 · 61 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Jan 30, 2012 | Curtis Morgan
    For the first time, scientists have put numbers to the toll Burmese pythons have had on native wildlife in the Everglades. But one word can sum it up: carnage. In the decade since the giant constrictors started showing up in significant numbers, mammals once among the most common in Everglades National Park have declined dramatically, according to a study published online Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.The study, based on night field surveys conducted over 10 years, found three animals had all but disappeared. Opossum sightings fell 98.9 percent. Raccoons — once so abundant park managers warned...

    11/11/2011 1:09:23 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 137 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11-11-11 |
    A gigantic python snake in Florida ate a 76-pound adult deer. The 16 foot long Burmese python was one of the largest pythons discovered to date in the sunshine state. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s exotic species coordinator Scott Hardin, if these huge snakes aren’t killed, they could migrate northward. A government sanctioned shotgun blast stopped this snake from its potential journey to Atlanta or the Carolinas. And just how any inches around did the beast’s belly have to measure in order to covert a 76 pound Bambi into breakfast? 44 inches. Oh, and what is the average...
  • Python digesting a deer captured in Everglades

    10/28/2011 2:43:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 28, 2011 | David Fleshler
    A huge Burmese python that had just consumed an adult deer was captured and killed in the Everglades Thursday, as South Florida continues to fight a snake infestation that arrived via the exotic pet industry. Contractors for the South Florida Water Management District found the snake on a tree island in western Miami-Dade County, according to the district. It was killed with a shotgun blast. The snake was 15.6 feet long, making it one of the largest ever found in the wild in South Florida, said Scott Hardin, exotic species coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The...
  • Jury Selection Completed in Python Trial

    07/11/2011 5:49:16 PM PDT · by BerryDingle · 23 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | Monday, July 11, 2011 | Ferdinand Zogbaum
    OXFORD -- Jury selection has been completed in the trial of a family pet python that killed a 2-year-old girl. In 2009, an 8-foot python snake killed Shaianna Hare as she slept in her crib in Sumter County. The girl's mother Jaren Hare and her boyfriend Charles Darnell, 34, are on trial for the child's death. The couple is facing manslaughter and child abuse charges. The trial, which is expected to last about a week, continues Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Documents reveal the couple had not fed the 8-foot-6-inch Burmese python for a month before the accident and that the...
  • Couple whose daughter died in python attack face court in Florida

    07/11/2011 10:36:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    NewsCore ^ | July 12, 2011
    Charles "Jason" Darnell, 33, and Jaren Ashley Hare, 21, face third-degree murder and manslaughter charges stemming from the 2009 death of their daughter...Prosecutors will allege that "Gypsy," a 260 centimeter albino Burmese python, escaped from its glass tank, slithered down the hall and attacked the child in her crib. Darnell told detectives he found the snake in the hallway a day before the attack and had placed it back inside its tank and put a quilt on top of it. He also admitted that the snake had gotten out of the tank - which did not have a lock on...
  • Giant Python Bites Boy At Halloween Party

    11/07/2010 7:43:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    WFTV ^ | November 5, 2010
    10-Year-Old Bit Multiple Times; Shirt Covered In Blood A Halloween party took a horrifying turn in Utah last weekend when a giant python attacked a 10-year-old boy. The 15-foot, 140-pound Burmese python and its handlers were hired for a Halloween celebration last Saturday at Cyprus Credit Union in West Jordan. When Jaren Barker went to hold the snake, it turned on him and bit the boy multiple times. "I didn't it even see it coming," he said. "It just bit me." Jaren's parents said the boy's shirt was covered in blood, sending the other children into a panic of crying...
  • Firefighters rescue 18-foot python [R.I.]

    10/06/2010 6:52:54 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 6, 2010
    EAST GREENWICH, R.I.- Firefighters in East Greenwich, R.I., organized a horse trailer as a temporary home for an 18-foot Burmese python they carried from a burning building. Acting Fire Chief Peter Henrikson described the python as the largest snake he has ever seen. He said two firefighters were needed to make the rescue, although he kept his distance because he does not like snakes. "It was 18 feet long and, at the center, it was as big as a Frisbee," he told The Providence Journal. Firefighters learned the snake was on the premises when they arrived at Douglas St. Jean's...
  • Nazi foreign minister 'planned to retire to Cornwall', new exhibition claims

    10/03/2010 2:46:05 PM PDT · by Riflema · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 10/3/2010 | Nick Britten
    Adolf Hitler’s foreign minister had plans to retire to one of the most picturesque locations in England following the planned German invasion, an author has claimedJoachim von Ribbentrop fell in love with Cornwall and was a regular visitor there, particularly to St Ives, where he intended to set up home...
  • (Vanity) GOP establishment confronts Tea Party peasants

    09/19/2010 8:27:49 AM PDT · by ak267 · 5 replies
    ak267 ^ | 09-19-2010 | ak267
  • Cleveland zoo officials hope owner reclaims Burmese python found Sunday in the Cleveland Metroparks

    08/31/2010 9:54:07 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 9 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | August 31, 2010 | Pat Galbincea
    CLEVELAND, Ohio --- Visitors to Cleveland Metroparks occasionally cross paths with a snake. But not a 9-foot-long, 18-pound Burmese python, which slithered Sunday into the Mill Stream Reservation's Paw Paw Picnic Area in North Royalton. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo officials are hoping the owner will reclaim it. "This snake didn't fall out of the sky," zoo spokeswoman Sue Allen said. "It either escaped from its owner, or was let go. Since it's difficult for us to accommodate exotic species, we're hoping its owners reclaim it." The python was found around 4:30 p.m. by a park visitor, who called for ranger...
  • Bear attack highlights lax Ohio exotic pet laws ( CT and FL...)

    08/31/2010 9:25:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    ap ^ | August 31, 2010 | JULIE CARR SMYTH
    The bear that recently killed a caretaker in a Cleveland suburb was the latest example of animal violence in a state that has some of the nation's weakest restrictions on exotic pets and among the highest number of injuries and deaths caused by them. The death in Ohio and attacks elsewhere - including the maiming of a Connecticut woman by her friend's pet chimpanzee and a 2-year-old Florida girl squeezed to death by her family's python - highlight that the patchwork of federal, state and local laws on keeping dangerous wild animals at home has holes. After a friend's 200-pound...