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So how did that big python roundup go?

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So how did that big python roundup go?

It seems the results are in from Florida’s latest great experiment in environmental adventurism. For those who somehow missed the story, the Sunshine State has been seeking ways to deal with the new, imported alpha predator in their swamps… the Burmese Python. They’re overrunning the state, eating cats, dogs and small alligators, and frightening parents. For a solution, they offered an open hunting season with prizes for the most snakes caught as well as the largest.

Many of us applauded this visionary type of forward thinking. After all, once you’ve essentially dangled a nice check in front of the cast of extras from Gator Boys to load up the swamp buggy with a jug of moonshine, a shotgun and an ax, what could possibly go wrong? The locals responded in droves and they have now tallied up the results.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Saturday that 68 Burmese pythons were killed during the January 12-February 10 competition that drew 1,600 registrants lured by prizes of up to $1,500.

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  • foxxybey

    The heck with the snake round up, how did the illegal mexican round up go? What under obozo there isn’t one? Strange, LOL

  • GM Thatcher

    forget snakes , and Illegals, let’s start a Progressive Hunt! Bounty paid for their lips.

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1611135655/ Kay F. Ferguson

      Tee-hee, pretty funny. Call it “Cash for Commies”.

    • Cincitiger

      Don’t forget Muslimes as well. Round them up for their so called allah.

  • Dennis

    HOLY CRAP 68 KILLED ? THAT LEAVES ABOUT 250,000 LEFT ALIVE AND THE FEMALES HAVE ABOUT 70 BABY`S A YEAR! LAW MAKERS DO THE MATH AT THAT RATE OUR KIDS AND PETS WILL NEVER BE SAFE FROM THE SNAKES and BIG GATORS………..better Put a Lot bigger Bounty on them… FLORIDA PROCESS THEM AND SELL THE MEAT, SKINS AND HIDES. BIG BUCKS THERE…

  • CaptTurbo

    Kind sounds like the writer was hackin’ on us for loving the hunt. Probably a city slicker that couldn’t hunt down his own ham sandwich.

  • pointman49

    A 1 month hunt? Wow, they are really serious aren’t they????

  • denniskrug

    Let’s go on a differant kind of snake hunt only this snake hunt is in Washington D.C.

  • Esther Mae Egan

    If that is all they got (68) snakes what is the big deal. How can 68 snakes be a nuisance? I was expecting the number to be closer to a thousand. If I am not mistaken when they do rattlesnakes in the mid-west it seems to me I heard it is piles several feet high and several feet around and not just one but several piles. Maybe some of the rattlesnake hunters should have gone to show the locals how to do it. In one year in my area I count over a hundred snakes as road kill and in my chicken house.

  • Tonto

    Do they taste like chicken?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMTLQKAN6NE7DAUCKWSN2OCK2A David

      Sorta like chicken,but,more like frog legs only more chewy

  • m2

    I wanna go. I live in Orlando. I’d like to shoot some of these snakes just for the fun of it. Same goes for the boars. If anyone can hook me up with a group that is involved, I’d be grateful.

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