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Florida Python Challenge’s Largest Snake Released

Blake Russ and Devin Belliston’s 11-foot Burmese python is getting a rare reprieve: he’s going back into the wild. Why is this incredibly large creature slithering back into the Everglades when the two hunters went through so much to nab him, especially considering the fact that the Burmese python is a highly invasive species?

According to ABC News, the snake has been conscripted as a double-agent working for researchers to flush out more pythons. The python was caught as part of the 2013 Florida Python Challenge, a month-long competition meant to draw attention to the ecological danger the animal presents. The hunt ended with a modest 68 snakes. While the number of snakes caught have been cited as a failure, scientists agree this isn’t about the quantity.

“We’ve never collected so many pythons in such a short period of time. It really is an unprecedented sample,” said hunt organizer Frank Mazzotti. “It provides us with a sort of autopsy of the wildlife. There’s going to be recommendations coming out of this that will help us be able to remove more snakes from the wild.”

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  • lionel

    feed him to the poor.

    • Barnlady

      Yeah, taste like chicken…

      • lionel

        Speaking of chicken, What did one lesbian Frog say to the other?? “See I told you we tasted like chicken” Maybe the lesbian boas will say the same thing????

  • $13614178

    I am really surprised the demonrats aren’t trying to get them voting rights , I mean they ARE snakes , so it can be assumed they would vote for other snakes , even if they did have two legs .

    • Shagnasty1

      They are Democrats and/or lawyers since they will squeeze you until their is no life left. Seriously though, I read an article in Yahoo right after this hunt was over and unbelievably many of the comments were critical and to leave the snakes alone. I guess these fools don’t know they are an invasive species brought in by idiots and then let go into the wilds to wreck havoc on native wildlife and possibly people when the idiots got tired of being responsible for their stupidity. Most of us have read stories taking place within cities where this type of snakes have killed family pets and I even remember one where the idiot’s snake got loose only to be found in their baby’s crib.

    • Dawg

      Don’t denigrate the python by comparing it to liberal trash, It deserves better!

  • Steve

    Saw a news article recently where the owner of one of these lovely creatures was found dead with it still wrapped around his neck.

  • robert

    sounds like fast & furious python syndrome

  • Charlie

    What does python taste like don’t give me the chicken answer. Does look like a lot of meat.

  • nightlight

    Question: What exactly did the author mean when he wrote, “the snake has been conscripted as a double-agent working for researchers to flush out more pythons. “??
    Did they put a tracking devise inside of the snake so that the snake might lead them to where others are?

    • ves

      Correct the rest of the article states they inserted two tracking devises per snake and that three big ones were turned loose so they could find the breeding females!
      Hope the find them and wipe them out … hate the things … just like trying to talk to a liberal!

  • violater1

    Turn him loose in the white house he is a conservative and will squeeze the living sh!t out of obama.and biden!

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