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What Could Go Wrong? Florida's 2013 Burmese Python Challenge

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KJIM, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member


    "Miami (CNN) -- Burmese pythons have been threatening Florida's ecosystem for years, so the state is turning to the public for help in the form of a hunting contest to cull the population.

    "The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced the 2013 Python Challenge beginning in January."

    The state is taking precautions and such, but oh, man, this could be bad. Redneck hunters with clubs and machetes in the Everglades.
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Sounds like fun. But the state should just treat them like other states treat feral pigs and declare them open for hunting year-round.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

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  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I hate snakes. All of them.
  6. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    They already do. There's no protection or hunting season for the Burmese python, instead they're treated as an invasive species pest that anyone's welcome to kill any time.

    But that's not enough because, let's face it, wading around a bug and critter infested swamp in search of a monster snake ain't exactly the most pleasurable way to fill a Saturday off. Killing pigs is a lot easier. Hence, the need for these contests to provide a little incentive.
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Carl Hiassen just got his next book plot for free.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Put a per snake bounty on them like Louisiana did with nutria. Make it $100 per snake and I know some folks who'll clear them out pretty quick.
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Just to be clear, this is what a Nutria looks like:


    whereas this is what Burmese Python looks like:


    Slight difference, no? There are easier ways to make a hundred bucks.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    But not nearly as fun.
  11. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Does this not serve dual purposes? We get rid of a few pythons and we get the weeding out process of the dumb mother fucking redneck who thought this was a good idea. Win win, really.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Aurelian Smith, Jr.
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