Moving North: Pythons and Pols

Posted by John Branston on Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM

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Three scary things are moving north out of Florida this week: a surging Mitt Romney, a wounded Newt Gingrich, and Burmese pythons.

Romney's big win over Gingrich has been covered enough. But there can never be enough coverage of Burmese pythons and anacondas moving north, especially when they are accompanied by really cool pictures like the one in this story in The Washington Post.

The chilling news: what doesn't kill the snakes makes them stronger, just like Newt Gingrich.

Pythons are being captured in the Glades and relocated, but where?

Tennessee winters are probably too cold, but what of the future Bass Pro Pyramid, with its indoor climate-controlled swamp? Imagine a python wrapped around a gator under the boardwalk, or snagging in mid-air a flying Asian carp, another proliferating import. The Post ran an A.P. picture of a 20-footer. That's a tourist attraction waiting to happen.

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My Burmese cat (Pinky) is a killer too, as the wildlife in my neighborhood will attest. There's something about Burma.

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Posted by M_Awesomeberg on 02/01/2012 at 1:13 PM

They're being relocated? Seriously? Why not just kill them? They're not native, therefore not protected by wildlife laws.

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Posted by Packrat on 02/01/2012 at 4:50 PM

That slithering slimeball would make a half decent pair of boots.
The snake on the other hand would make fine gumbo

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Posted by CL Mullins on 02/01/2012 at 9:08 PM
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