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    Burmese python killed in the Florida Everglades. I'd heard about this problem, which originated with pet snakes, no longer wanted, turned loose. This is one impressive serpent!

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/flo...205-story.html
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    Every decade they have a good freeze and the pythons drop dead from the trees.

    That said, the whole idea gives me the heeby-jeebys.

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    Photo in the News: Python Bursts After Eating Gator (Update) (ARTICLE LINK)



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    Updated September 5, 2006—Unfortunately for a 13-foot (4-meter) Burmese python in Florida's Everglades National Park, eating the enemy seems to have caused the voracious reptile to bust a gut—literally.

    Wildlife researchers with the South Florida Natural Resources Center found the dead, headless python in October 2005 after it apparently tried to digest a 6-foot-long (2-meter-long) American alligator. The mostly intact dead gator was found sticking out of a hole in the midsection of the python, and wads of gator skin were found in the snake's gastrointestinal tract.

    The gruesome discovery suggests that the python's feisty last meal might have been simply too much for it to handle.
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    Were not a load of them released from a pet wholesalers warehouse by storm damage caused by a hurricane?
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    Could be, Nick. I'd heard about the pet release part of the problem, but don't know about the other.

    I wonder how long it takes for a python to get that big?
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    Do they really taste like chicken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael View Post
    Could be, Nick. I'd heard about the pet release part of the problem, but don't know about the other.

    I wonder how long it takes for a python to get that big?
    20 or 30 years ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Do they really taste like chicken?
    Rattlesnake and alligator do not, they have their own flavor.

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    While visiting the inlaws in FL over thanksgiving, an absolutely stunning iguana sauntered up onto the pool deck. This thing was every bit of 5' long, gorgeous, and clearly comfortable around humans.
    I thought it had to be a hurricane-escapee.
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    The estimated Burmese python population of Florida is a minimum of 30,000 to as many as 300,000. They are expected to continue to spread throughout Florida and into the Gulf States.


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    I found alligator had the consistency of beef but tasted of fish. A distinct juxtaposition. I have no great desire to eat alligator again. After due consideration, I decided that it makes sense that it would taste like fish, it lives in the water enough of it's life. Snake, I remember eating it but not what it tasted like.
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    I think PM's correct.
    I heard that a bunch escaped a breeder during Hurricae Andrew back in "92. Which led to the infestation.
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    I think that PM is correct.
    I heard that a bed of pythons escaped a breeder during Hurricane Andrew back in '92. Which resulted in the infestation.

    ( From that reality show about those guys who ran around the everglades trying to catch them all.)
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    I posted this image years ago, it still gives me the willies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    I posted this image years ago, it still gives me the willies!

    disturbing! The child's mother was either not there or has been brutalized beyond belief to let this happen.
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    Were I ''Child Welfare'' the mother would never see that child again. I used to keep a python and know how fast they act.
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    While visiting the inlaws in FL over thanksgiving, an absolutely stunning iguana sauntered up onto the pool deck. This thing was every bit of 5' long, gorgeous, and clearly comfortable around humans.
    I thought it had to be a hurricane-escapee.
    I boat in Miami alot. They are all over the canals. Everywhere.

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