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  • 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.
  • 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...