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  • Bring Out Your Dead

    08/19/2018 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 19, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    Monte Python has given us much more than a lot of laughs. Using scenes from medieval Europe, his troupe sets up the backdrop for a contemporary story that is unfolding before our very eyes. Who can forget the burial crew working their way through the city during the great plague with large pull cart? The cart is loaded with corpses as the lead character cries out, “Bring out your dead!” One poor soul is carried out to be thrown onto the cart as he argues, “But, I’m not dead yet! I’m just hungover!” In another scene, we remember the knight...
  • 23-foot python swallows woman tending her vegetable garden

    06/16/2018 4:49:55 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Associate Press ^ | 6/16/2018 | Staff
    A 23-foot-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday. The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province on Thursday evening, according to the village chief, Faris. On Friday, her family went to look for her at the garden but found only her belongings, including sandals and a flashlight, said Faris, who uses a single name. The family and villagers launched a search for the woman, and found the snake with a bloated belly about 50 yards from where her belongings...
  • Hunters bag 1,000 pythons in Florida Everglades

    05/22/2018 11:40:36 AM PDT · by dennisw · 74 replies
    www.orlandosentinel ^ | May 22 2018 | Brian Hargrove
    Python hunter Brian Hargrove, right, is helped by Marcos Fernandez, left, with the South Florida Water Management District, as they measure and weigh the 1,000th python caught in the Florida Everglades. HOMESTEAD — Florida is marking a milestone in its attempt to control an infestation of Burmese pythons in the Everglades. The state has been paying a select group of 25 hunters to catch and kill the invasive snakes on state lands in South Florida since March 2017. On Tuesday, the 1,000th python collected in that program was measured and weighed at the South Florida Water Management District's field office...
  • A Burmese python with a tracking device led Florida officials to a record-breaking...

    04/16/2018 3:58:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
    Photo via Ian Bartoszek/Conservancy of Southwest Florida An invasive Burmese python with a surgically implanted tracking device led Florida researchers to the largest python "aggregation" ever found in Collier County. A couple of days before Valentine's Day, a male python (or sentinel) nicknamed Argo was fitted with a tracking device and led researchers with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida to a 100-pound female python about to lay eggs. The female was captured, and Argo was then released to be tracked down again. Just three days later and about a half-mile away from the first location, they found the horny...
  • Snakes alive! Burmese python devours 35-pound deer in Florida

    03/04/2018 3:24:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Valley News Live ^ | Mar 03, 2018
    That’s a heck of a meal! The Conservancy of Southwest Florida documented a Burmese python eating a white-tailed deer that weighed more than the python itself. According to The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, which does research on python behavior and habitats in order to help control the population of the invasive species, this is believed to be the largest predator-to-prey ratio documented for the Burmese python, and possibly for any species of python. The findings will be published in the March 2018 issue of Herpetological Review. This snake, an 11-foot female, was found in Collier Seminole State Park on April...
  • Python bites girl at fishing/outdoors show in Schaumburg

    01/28/2018 10:22:59 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 27 Jan 2018 | Susan Sarkauskas
    17-foot-long python ... The snake was displayed by the Chicago Herpetological Society as part of an exhibit for the Chauncey's Great Outdoors radio program, said Ellen Hopkins, spokeswoman for the show. A handler was removing the snake from a container at the time the girl was petting it, she said. The Daily Herald is one of the sponsors of the show.
  • Deadly Fight Between Python and Alligator Filmed on Golf Course

    01/20/2018 12:21:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, January 19, 2018
    A deadly fight between an alligator and a python has been filmed while the two reptiles fought to the death on a golf course. The giant reptiles were photographed by Dr Richard Nadler while they fought to the death on the 10th hole, the Mirror Online reports. He captioned the footage on Facebook: "Wild day on the 10th hole today! That's a an alligator and a Burmese python entwined. The alligator seems to have the upper hand. (sic)" "As far as I know the gator won. There was no evidence of either animal the next day. We all assume that...
  • 17-foot python that could 'pretty much kill any full-grown man' caught in Everglades

    12/06/2017 10:14:27 PM PST · by cba123 · 22 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | December 5th, 2017 | Brett Clarkson
    Three hunters caught a 17-foot, 132-pound Burmese python in the Florida Everglades in southern Miami-Dade, a record for the program aimed at curbing the proliferation of the non-native species, according to media reports. The giant snake was caught Friday at Big Cypress National Preserve, according to NBC 6 Miami. “That snake could pretty much kill any full-grown man,” said one of the hunters who caught the python, Jason Leon, to NBC 6. “If that snake was alive right now, it would probably take like three of us to be able to control that snake.” It’s so far the largest snake...
  • Woman finds 20ft long python sleeping in her toilet

    11/17/2017 9:11:03 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 47 replies via Liveleak ^ | 11/17/17 |
    A horrified shopkeeper found a 20ft long python sleeping in her toilet. Chalida Thawephol, 37, spotted the snake's tail after her five-year-old son went to the bathroom and told her there was ‘’something strange’’ inside. The mother-of-two went to investigate - then ran out screaming at the hideous sight of the super-size serpent. She called rescuers who arrived and dragged the enormous reptile out of her milk shop into the road. They wrestled the beast into a canvas bag - before putting a penny in a set of digital scales outside a 7/11 store to weigh it. But the animal...
  • Woman Blasts Monster Florida Python Trying to Eat One of Her Goats

    06/07/2017 4:42:48 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 68 replies ^ | June 6, 2017 | Jesse Males or unknown
    When Rachel Elizabeth Valverde found this monster Florida python eating one of her goats, it was time to show it who’s boss. And that is just what she did.
  • The number of eggs in this massive 16-foot python will shock you

    05/11/2017 4:26:14 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    A snake hunter caught a pregnant 16-foot python in south Florida.
  • When Hunting Pythons, It Helps to Dance Like a Monkey—and Carry a Sledgehammer

    04/22/2017 9:55:03 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | 21 Apr 2017 | Arian Campo-Flores
    The agency pays $8.10 an hour, $50 per python—must be delivered dead—and $25 for each foot over four. There are dangers at either end: strikes from its head and defensive sprays from its tail of musk and excrement. “They’ll fling white blobs of poop everywhere,” Mr. Rahill said. Mr. Hill prefers a simpler snake-subjugation tactic: He grabs his Winchester 12-gauge shotgun and fires at the python’s head. “A head shot is considered a humane way” to kill a snake, said Mr. Hill, who said he has been involved in capturing more than 700 pythons. Novice hunters often don’t realize how...
  • Snake catcher live-streams python eating possum in driveway

    02/10/2017 12:16:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    A snake catcher called to remove a huge python from an Australian home's driveway live-streamed video of the serpent eating a possum. The video, posted to Facebook by Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan & Gold Coast, shows the scene snake catcher Lana Field was greeted with when she arrived Thursday at the home in the Chapel Hill area of Brisbane, Queensland. Field arrived to find the python in the midst of eating a possum, which it had about halfway into its mouth. "As you can see it's already got the front shoulders down and we're already half-way down the body,...
  • Snake Catchers from India Hunt Pythons in Florida Everglades

    01/25/2017 7:49:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 25, 2017
    The tribesmen have removed 13 pythons in just over a week, including a 16-foot-long femaleFlorida wildlife officials have recruited tribesmen from India in the state's ongoing hunt for Burmese pythons. Irula tribesmen are well-known in southern India for their snake-catching. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hopes they'll reveal something that has long eluded researchers: a reliable way to track and spot the tan, splotchy snakes that all but disappear in the Everglades. One of the commission's exotic species experts, Kristen Sommers, said in a statement Monday that the state hopes the tribesmen can teach people in Florida some...
  • Snake Stuffed Down Thief's Pants Returned to Oregon Pet Store

    01/13/2017 9:27:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    The owner of an Oregon pet store said a stolen python was returned five days after a security camera recorded a man shoving the snake into his pants. Richard Bjugan, owner of A to Z Pets in Portland, said the man walked into the store with a woman Friday and a security camera recorded him taking a $200 python out of a tank about 2 p.m. and shoving it into his pants before leaving the store. ADVERTISING Bjugan said another man returned the snake to the store Wednesday, saying he had purchased the 2-foot long snake from another man, but...
  • VIDEO: On Big Cypress bike ride, I watched a python wrestle an alligator

    01/09/2017 3:22:16 PM PST · by BBell · 36 replies ^ | 1/3/17 | Joe Capozzi
    OCHOPEE, Fla. You hear a big splash in Big Cypress, chances are it’s an alligator diving into the swamp, most likely after being startled from a roadside sunbath by an approaching human.But this was one big splash followed by another big splash. And another and another. I stopped my bicycle to see what all the ruckus was about.Right there, just off the edge of Loop Road, no more than 15 feet away, an alligator was rising tail first and belly up over the surface of the water and then plunging back down. It was clear it was moving against its...
  • Think sharks are scary? There’s a new critter swimming in Biscayne Bay [Burmese python]

    12/28/2016 7:48:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 27, 2016 | Jenny Staletovich
    South Florida’s most aggressive invasive species has found a new way to grab headlines: slither atop a research platform in Biscayne Bay. Last month, a kayaker spied a 9-foot Burmese python wrapped around part of a platform more than a half mile offshore in Biscayne National Park usually inhabited by sunning cormorants. The sighting was a first for the park and another worrisome sign that the state’s out-of-control pythons are getting more adept at inhabiting the state’s salty fringes. In September, state wildlife biologists confirmed for the first time that the snakes are now breeding in the Keys.
  • John Cleese on Political correctness

    12/14/2016 1:52:11 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 9 replies
    Big think ^ | John Cleese
    The perils of Political Correctness
  • 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.