Bizarre News Record-setting python ki...

Bizarre News Record-setting python killed by knife-wielding Miami man

There are 15 comments on the St. Petersburg Times story from May 20, 2013, titled Bizarre News Record-setting python killed by knife-wielding Miami man. In it, St. Petersburg Times reports that:

Photo courtesy of Jason Leon, left, and Associated Press/University of Florida Jason Leon, left, gathers up a massive Burmese python he killed while riding late at night in a rural area of southeast Miami-Dade County.

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#1 May 21, 2013
used a Bowie knife no doubt

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#2 May 21, 2013
Wonder how many wallets,bags and shoes it would make?

Screw a knife... THATS why they make pistols.

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#3 May 21, 2013
Screwing a knife sounds pretty painful.
And I don't think a pistol would feel much better.

Just thinking out loud~

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#4 May 21, 2013
It weighed 128-pounds and was 18 feet, 8inches long. It could almost squeeze the tires off a jeep.
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#5 May 21, 2013
So he kills it???
To prevent what specific catastrophic event???

Look, I'm not one of these tree hugging wackos or anything like that, but why not remove this animal from the environment via the animal control route.
I understand that these pythons are a hazard to the existing habitat, and something that works needs done, but slitting the throat of a beautiful 18 footer accomplishes nothing to change the hazard other than feed our need to kill shit.

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#6 May 21, 2013
Dr Stinko wrote:
So he kills it???
To prevent what specific catastrophic event???
Look, I'm not one of these tree hugging wackos or anything like that, but why not remove this animal from the environment via the animal control route.
I understand that these pythons are a hazard to the existing habitat, and something that works needs done, but slitting the throat of a beautiful 18 footer accomplishes nothing to change the hazard other than feed our need to kill shit.
Multiply your "beautiful" creature by "X" fold,in an environment where they have no natural enemies/predators andf we have have an environmental impact os unforeseen circumstaces. The danger to the indigenisis critters is a manifest concern... Find 'em..... Kill 'em..... Period. Bags/purses/Shoes/boots,indutr ies could see an upturn.... My feeelings will NOT be hurt.

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#7 May 21, 2013
Dr Stinko wrote:
So he kills it???
To prevent what specific catastrophic event???
Look, I'm not one of these tree hugging wackos or anything like that, but why not remove this animal from the environment via the animal control route.
I understand that these pythons are a hazard to the existing habitat, and something that works needs done, but slitting the throat of a beautiful 18 footer accomplishes nothing to change the hazard other than feed our need to kill shit.
You ARE an enviro-fidiot.

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#8 May 21, 2013
Dr Stinko wrote:
So he kills it???
To prevent what specific catastrophic event???
Look, I'm not one of these tree hugging wackos or anything like that, but why not remove this animal from the environment via the animal control route.
I understand that these pythons are a hazard to the existing habitat, and something that works needs done, but slitting the throat of a beautiful 18 footer accomplishes nothing to change the hazard other than feed our need to kill shit.
I am in agreement with you. While these snakes are a hazard it is
cruel to kill them in this manner. The idiot didn't have to pull that python out of the bushes in the first place. I seriously doubt that it curled around his leg. He needed a reason to kill. He's standing there with his "trophy" like a proud hunter. Sickening.
Dr Stinko

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#9 May 21, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>You ARE an enviro-fidiot.
Well, I read your first response with interest (and respect) and agree with the dangers to the indigenous habitat of introducing such a prolific predator into their midst.
I was in the process of elaborating, with what I considered a meaningful thought, when I caught your second post, wherein you called me an enviro-idiot.(Actually the ref was "enviro-fidiot.., don't frankly know too many folks that can't spell "idiot"...)
Shame really; we could have debated some of the pluses and minuses of each of our positions, and perhaps both learned something in the process.
No point now, really.

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#10 May 21, 2013
Listen folk. I love all the wee animals and creatures on Earth. But these snakes do not belong in America. They should of never permitted in the first place.

They can and will eat a child. Not a good thing to see happen, or hear about.
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#11 May 21, 2013
Fairy Verte wrote:
<quoted text>
I am in agreement with you. While these snakes are a hazard it is
cruel to kill them in this manner. The idiot didn't have to pull that python out of the bushes in the first place. I seriously doubt that it curled around his leg. He needed a reason to kill. He's standing there with his "trophy" like a proud hunter. Sickening.
Burmese Pythons are not native species to the Florida Everglades. That means some dumbasses that thought they would make great pets decided to let them loose when they couldn't take care of them any longer. As a certain old religious document says, they "went forth and multiplied". A lot of it was due to the housing collapse of 2007-2008. If you want to blame someone, blame the idiots who kept them as "pets", as well as the idiots in charge now, i.e. Democrats.
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#12 May 21, 2013
The Problem wrote:
<quoted text>Burmese Pythons are not native species to the Florida Everglades. That means some dumbasses that thought they would make great pets decided to let them loose when they couldn't take care of them any longer. As a certain old religious document says, they "went forth and multiplied". A lot of it was due to the housing collapse of 2007-2008. If you want to blame someone, blame the idiots who kept them as "pets", as well as the idiots in charge now, i.e. Democrats.
FYI: Floridas a 'red' state...(though admittedly The Everglades are, in part a National Park.)

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#13 May 21, 2013
The Problem wrote:
<quoted text>Burmese Pythons are not native species to the Florida Everglades. That means some dumbasses that thought they would make great pets decided to let them loose when they couldn't take care of them any longer. As a certain old religious document says, they "went forth and multiplied". A lot of it was due to the housing collapse of 2007-2008. If you want to blame someone, blame the idiots who kept them as "pets", as well as the idiots in charge now, i.e. Democrats.
Yes, I know this. Owners should not have let them go into the wild. I don't agree with the idiot that got his trophy kill.

I refuse to make this about politics.

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#14 May 22, 2013
Fairy Verte wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, I know this. Owners should not have let them go into the wild. I don't agree with the idiot that got his trophy kill.
I refuse to make this about politics.
how do you equate politics to a dangerous environmental altering situation ,

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#15 May 22, 2013
I wonder if there are more of his kind down there...
And I wonder how old he was...

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