Skip to comments.A Burmese python with a tracking device led Florida officials to a record-breaking...
Posted on 04/16/2018 3:58:18 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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 snake attending a record-breaking snake sex party, also known as an "aggregation."
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The researchers found Argo with a pregnant female weighing about 115 pounds and seven other male Burmese pythons. The eight were the most snakes ever found in one place within Southwest Florida and the western Everglades, reports the Naples Daily News.
The Burmese python problem has became such an issue in Florida that the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission allows for the killing and removal of Burmese pythons without a permit. In fact, the FWC encourages people to remove and kill pythons from private lands whenever possible.
and how refreshing. the govt has decided that this is such an urgent matter that people do not need to get a permit to kill the invaders. imagine that. Maybe if permits were never necessary they may not be having such a problem now. bureaucrats. Like California where you need a permit to get rid of feral pigs that are destroying the natural lands.
Yes. Tell the locals they can go shoot all the damn pythons they want whenever, and they’ll be gone. Or use poison or traps. Same with the feral hogs. We can exterminate a species if we are given the green light. Like the Passenger Pigeon.
Wow. They tracked down other pregnant hussies from a pervert horny creature who had a tracker?
They should have done this with Bill Clinton.
They should have done this with Bill Clinton
Are there limits on “how” you can kill them, or does that depend on “where”?
Youll find the most offensive feral Hogg on TV nightly
None that I know of, though I imagine you’d get a lot of blowback if you tortured them to death or something stupid like that.
How many $1,000 boots can you make from that little party?
Gotta wonder if Sam is still out there. She escaped in Homestead in the ‘80s.
I just Googled it and the average lifespan of a Burmese Python in the wild is 20 to 25 years. Was Sam a Burmese Python?
Having said that, I agree that these Burmese pythons need to be eradicated entirely. They are a highly destructive NON-NATIVE snake that negatively impacts the native fauna.
This kind of eradication effort may seem superficially cruel, but it's necessary.
“the FWC encourages people to remove and kill pythons from private lands whenever possible.”
How about we kill them and THEN remove them?
Yeah. She escaped from a guy’s truck at a party by a lake.
“and how refreshing. the govt has decided that this is such an urgent matter that people do not need to get a permit to kill the invaders. imagine that. Maybe if permits were never necessary they may not be having such a problem now. bureaucrats. Like California where you need a permit to get rid of feral pigs that are destroying the natural lands”
Should have same rules for democrats.
“attending a record-breaking snake sex party”
Soooo, they need something like bag-a-bug (sex lure for nip beetles) but for pythons.
I think that’s what the Israelis used Jeffrey Epstein and his Lolita Express for.
And they’ve been mostly bought - and released - by thugs and gang bangers who want ten seconds of impressing their so called friends but have no interest beyond that.
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