Friday, January 15, 2010

Yig Alert! South Florida Under Attack?


Officials and Residents are in fear and horror! A new "super snake" is crawling about the Everglades. A recent three-day, state-coordinated netted five African rock pythons so far — including one 14-foot-long female — near Miami-Dade County.

Officials of South Florida Water Management District are deeply concerned. In addition, state environmental officials worry that the rock python could breed with the Burmese python, which already has an established foothold in the Everglades. A new "super snake," could appear soon!

In Africa, the rock python eats everything from goats to crocodiles. There have been cases of the snakes killing children. "They are bigger and meaner than the Burmese python. … It's not good news," said Deborah Drum, deputy director for the district's restoration sciences department.

1 comment:

Creature said...

Do I have an answer for this one...yes, I do, though no one will like it.
This "Giant snake invasion numbering in the tens to hundreds of thousands is all a bunch of___________ (you fill in the blank). Are there exotic snakes down in the everglades? I'm sure there are though on humt after hunt, "miraculously," I have failed to come up with one. I have hunted the glades (and surrounding areas) for thrty plus years and have failed to come across these giant invaders. Hell, I've seen more Skunk-Apes than I've seen giant pythons.
I'm not saying there are none there, just that they are in low numbers. I have seen (and photographed) many of Florida's other "Invaders," just no pythons.
Have a Great Day!!!
The "Creature"
P.S. That crack about the Skunk-Apes is true. I have seen one (There goes my credibility, oh well).


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