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Offline Zuma

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Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:37:45 am »
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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 03:27:36 am »
there are some serious bow backing in that pythons  (A)

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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 05:54:44 am »
They work cheap. The rest of us have a real job.
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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 06:03:05 am »
And what do they do with once it's caught?  Is it relocated?  :laugh:
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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 08:39:35 am »
They gotta be killing them, right? I think this is the time to reinstate government hunters. Get these guys from India to train them. A quick shot in the head with a 12 gauge and leave them for the gators. Either that or a bounty system. That seemed to work for other predators.
After that rant unless they can come up with a disease that only targets Reticulated Pythons there is little to no chance to eliminate them now. Like hogs. We've built this new nature, now we have to live with it.
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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 08:44:25 am »
Might as well utilize the skins and possibly the meat.
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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 09:16:31 am »
True. Python leather should be nice. I can't see steaks being a big favourite though.
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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 09:53:14 am »
Need a trend that the hides are a must have item and the meat is a delicacy and watch have fast they disappear. Beaver hides are at a all time low as far as fur prices, and an all time high for populations, A few yrs back beaver brought $40 avg. per hide. I can hump a lot of swamp and skin beav for $40. Don't under estimate your avg Fla. cracker, put a $100 price tag on them pythons and  they will be screaming about them goin extinct.  :o -C- Bob

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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 10:09:04 am »
I think they have been declared an invasive species by USFWS, and they are, as well as being rather dangerous.  The meat is probably edible, rattlesnake is considered a delicacy, and seeks for a hellacious price.  A pair of imported Python cowboy boots probably will set you back about $300. Hand made, of course! 
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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 10:51:06 am »
Hawk, the meat maybe a delicacy and boots expensive but how much are the python hunters getting? I say up the ante and watch em disappear. Bob (=)

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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 03:42:41 pm »
I agree with that!  Don't know much about snakes, but the hunters would be out there after them, with a sizable bounty!  Especially with a fair price for hides and meat!  It would probably work with hogs, too, although a lot of folks are very leary about wild pork.  More liberal hunting policies would help the hog problem.  Out of state hunters are not going to pay ridiculous fees to hunt a problem animal!
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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2017, 06:11:02 pm »
Glis
thanks for the photo. It illistrates how silly the need for dogs
or foreigners are. Unless Floridians are blind or don't give a crap.

Mark, no info as yet on that. Perhaps some government program will pay to
send them back with the Indian folks.

DC  Simplicity is not a way with beureaucrats.

Pat I agree an auction perhaps


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Don't under estimate your avg Fla. cracker, put a $100 price tag on them pythons and  they will be screaming about them goin extinct.  :o -C-Bob

Dancer I agree with your post 100 percent

On a search I learned a FL python had like 4 times the lead in it's body than a FL gator
They didn't say how many gators the snake ate. Most likley 4 lol
Garden stuffed deer, stuffed into gator by predation. Deer gator stuffed into Python.
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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2017, 07:00:23 pm »
Got to teach them gators to like snake meat >:D!  Not sure but I think they are mutual predators.  There was a news release a while back that showed a python trying to swallow a gator - they both lost!!  The chaps from India are probably professionals, wonder how many other pythons they've caught!  A lot, I hope!
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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2017, 07:14:13 pm »
Unfortunately the pythons are eating the gators. Maybe they will help control the hog population.  (-_)
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Re: Floridians can't handle Pythons???
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2017, 03:54:27 am »
Had the students reading about them in class.

The population ecologists are stating that since python introduction the whitetail population has decreased down here 94%.

They are turning the biomass into baby pythons.  Shoot, hire an army of Indian hunters and kill 'em all.

I wish them good luck in making any actual progress...there will still just be a steady supply of new breeding stock from the dolts that think reptiles make for pets.  ESPECIALLY in S Florida! ??? ::)

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