Python challenge hunt in Florida

Python challenge hunt in Florida

There are 6 comments on the WANE-TV Fort Wayne story from Jan 12, 2013, titled Python challenge hunt in Florida. In it, WANE-TV Fort Wayne reports that:

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is holding a month-long "Python Challenge." Officials are offering cash prizes to whoever brings in the longest python and whoever bags the most pythons.

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#1 Jan 12, 2013
this shall put some hoot/holler into those who thought a person who stabbed a [pet?] python in Fla. was such a crime ....

remember about a month back
DonketEstonkey

Hampton, VA

#2 Jan 12, 2013
Understandable I reckon given the python's ability to overcome and decimate its environment. Though a shame that these beautiful animals have got to be slaughtered so...
Guess "round ups" and relocation would be impossible, or at least cost prohibitive.

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#3 Jan 12, 2013
DonketEstonkey wrote:
Understandable I reckon given the python's ability to overcome and decimate its environment. Though a shame that these beautiful animals have got to be slaughtered so...
Guess "round ups" and relocation would be impossible, or at least cost prohibitive.
You might find this informative and interesting:

http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp...
DonkeyEstonkey

Hampton, VA

#4 Jan 12, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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You might find this informative and interesting:
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp...
Good read, thanks for taking the time.
Yeah, these guys are such efficient predators with virtually no natural enemies, that they get virtual free reign over the regions to which they're introduced, and they are in turn free to reproduce to super dominant levels.

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#5 Jan 12, 2013
DonkeyEstonkey wrote:
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Good read, thanks for taking the time.
Yeah, these guys are such efficient predators with virtually no natural enemies, that they get virtual free reign over the regions to which they're introduced, and they are in turn free to reproduce to super dominant levels.
Yes, and this is a prime example.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/...

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#6 Jan 12, 2013
DonkeyEstonkey wrote:
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Good read, thanks for taking the time.
Yeah, these guys are such efficient predators with virtually no natural enemies, that they get virtual free reign over the regions to which they're introduced, and they are in turn free to reproduce to super dominant levels.
Being retired, I have a lot of time on my hands. I watch a lot of documentaries on the History channel, Animal Planet, etc. A documentary called Invasive Species covered the snakes in Florida, hogs in Georgia and Alabama as well as plants like kudzu through out the South.

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