Be careful when duck hunting in Florida!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Seawolf1090, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Had a buddy send me these pics - see, we seem to have this bit of bother about snakes.........





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  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    One of my seamonkeys caught a big python down in Ft. Lauderdale and put it in a big trash bag and stored it in the warehouse office so he could take it home that afternoon. We had a really nosy little leprechaun that owned part of the company and he looked in the sack to see whatever it was that TJ had hidden and when he saw that snake, he literally shat himself. You could hear him shouting all over Port Everglades; jeeez...just a little 14' snake!
  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    This little feller (only 13 feet) was caught and killed up here in Tallahassee several years back, during a local lake recovery project. It was nabbed in an area we kids used to go into in my high school days!

  4. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    When I read the title to the tread I thought that Dick Chaney was down there hunting. [peep]

  5. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Now I wonder how long it took to swallow that deer?
  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    I saw a documentry about those snakes in FLA. seems they were abondonded pets and now its a really big problem as they thrive in Fla. I wonder if they would make good survival food. Never ate snake but looks like those monsters could feed a crowed
  7. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Snake is an excellent source of protein. :D
  8. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    Wonder if those snakes would make good "boots" that would be one way to wipe them out
  9. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    They do. The tanned hide also makes an excellent back panel for a jeans jacket.
  10. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Humans are not the top of the food chain in Florida--like a few other places. A gator will certainly mess up your day.
  11. limpingbear

    limpingbear future cancer survivor....

    Only problem is, from what i hear, they wanted to regulate the hunting of these snake in the glades. a bunch or right wing greeny animal huggers got all up in arms about people killing these invasive snakes that are now killing off a lot of gators.....

  12. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Sometimes, it is a zero sum issue.
  13. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

  14. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Wow !!! That's on ''Gro Serpant'...
  15. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    The idiots running the State Goobermint made a big hoopla over the opening of the "Python Hunting", with a bunch of guys getting the license and 'going hunting'. After the first week, the grand tally of snakes captured/killed was..... ONE. A poor bedraggled 17 footer that wasn't quite quick enough to evade Bubba.

    As these critters have been 'terrorizing' southern Florida for some ten years or more, and NOT ONE person has even been threatened by one, and no pets have been taken (to my knowledge), I'd say it's "much ado about very little"!
    Gators and feral cats and dogs pose much more hazard to both people and the indigenous wildlife.

    Before you yell about 'that poor little girl......' - that was her parents utter stupidity mishandling a captive snake.several owners of these snakes have gotten complacent or flat out clumsy handling them - the same thing happens when dealing with ANY large predatory animal. Even horse, cattle and pigs can be very dangerous to newbies and fools.
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