Python hunting season set for South Florida

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    Python hunting season set for South Florida

    Python hunting season set for South Florida

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State wildlife officials have created a special python hunting season to try to stop the spread of the nonnative snakes throughout the Everglades.
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says anyone with a hunting license who pays a $26 permit fee can kill the reptiles from March 8 to April 17 on state-managed lands around the Everglades in South Florida.
    The season is open for Burmese and Indian pythons, African rock pythons, green anacondas and Nile monitor lizards.
    Thousands of the nonnative Burmese pythons are believed to be in the region, upsetting the natural balance of the ecosystem.
    Wildlife officials on Monday trained a group of hunters on how to identify, stalk, capture and remove them.

    You would think if the State really wanted to get rid of these animals, instead of charging a fee along with a hunting license that would pay a bounty for each one you bring in??????
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    Yeah charging a fee so you can have the priviledge of slowing down a problem.
    If they were really serious they should be handing out free ammo
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    Are the Pythons dangerous to humans?

    What do the Pythons feed on in SF?
    NOT LIVING IN FEAR, JUST READY!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by searcher 45 View Post
    Are the Pythons dangerous to humans?

    What do the Pythons feed on in SF?
    Any alien species poses a danger.

    They eat anything they can squeeze the life out of and swallow whole.
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    I guess I would call this one a draw......

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    I was thinking, I wonder if there is a market for python skins here in the USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by searcher 45 View Post
    Are the Pythons dangerous to humans?

    What do the Pythons feed on in SF?
    EVERYTHING! If it's warm and/or warm and moves, they'll eat it. They'll eat everything from frogs, birds, rabbits, rats, racoons, cats, dogs, other snakes, ALLIGATORS(yes I said ALLIGATORS), and of course unsuspecting PEOPLE.

    I think that's safe to say as a former multiple python(Burmese, Royals, and Rocks) species owner and one time FL resident(only 2 years in FL though).
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    Pet python

    Pet Python Snake Kills Baby Shaiunna Hare (Photos) | Bumpshack.com

    Morons!!!


    They are not native, and do not belong in my home state. I wish I had the time to travel south to get in on the kill!


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    Should be a bounty and the Everglades should be open for the hunt.
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    wow, poor kid :( (Link)

    You can kill the snakes and send them over to mexico and have a pair of snake skin boots, real slick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by searcher 45 View Post
    I was thinking, I wonder if there is a market for python skins here in the USA.
    Python and Lizard boots!!!

    Somebody around here probably processes the stuff...you'd think.


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    Local Veterinarian 5 miles form my house shot and killed a 17'-5''
    last summer, I seen that one and he was a monster.
    26" around, 350 lbs
    Last edited by ron8903; February 24th, 2010 at 03:30 PM.
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    You can easily tan your own snake skins at home and they do fetch decent prices.

    I wish we were overrun with BIG, giant pythons here in Pennsylvania...I'd be killing them and skinning them.

    >Add equal parts of the denatured alcohol and pure glycerin in a sealable jar that is deep enough to fully submerge a rolled snake skin in. Glycerin can be found in drug stores and denatured alcohol in hobby shops and most hardware stores. A glass jar works well because you can keep an eye on the skin to make sure it remains submerged in the solution while tanning.

    Step 2
    Roll the snakeskin and submerge it in the glycerin solution. Don't roll the skin too tightly so as to allow the solution to fully penetrate the skin.

    Step 3
    Seal the container tightly and allow it to soak for three days. Mix up the solution once a day with the long, wooden spoon, being careful not to damage the skin. Ensure that the skin is still fully submerged and reseal the container.

    Step 4
    Take the skin out of the container on the third day and rinse it well under lukewarm water.

    Step 5
    Lightly scrape the inside of the skin with the sharp knife to remove any membrane that has loosened during the soaking process.

    Step 6
    Lay the snakeskin out on a board or flat surface with the flesh side up.

    Step 7
    Use the soft paintbrush or your fingers to lightly coat the flesh side with an additional layer of glycerin.

    Step 8
    Hang the skin indoors, away from the sun, so it can air dry for 24 hours.

    Step 9
    Remove any remaining glycerin oil by blotting the skin with the soft cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carry ok View Post
    Pet Python Snake Kills Baby Shaiunna Hare (Photos) | Bumpshack.com

    Morons!!!


    They are not native, and do not belong in my home state. I wish I had the time to travel south to get in on the kill!


    Only mho, certainly.
    You don't have to go south unless that's what the state has set for the permit or something in the regs. I caught one as far north as Pensacola(it had invaded a friends yard). Whether it was a recent release or had migrated on it's own I have no idea. That was back around '99.

    Although I find it interesting that you don't find any of that in the news. It's like they seem to be keeping the interest in South Florida around the Everglades, when in reality the pythons can basically survive in the same environment as the alligators which means they could effectively survive well up into Northern FL, Southern AL, and LA.
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    Pack, I'm on the 'Space Coast', and have not heard of any loose ones around here, yet.
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