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    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...?se=yahoorefer

    Pythons could squeeze lower third of USA



    No small problem: Burmese pythons can grow to 20 feet and weigh 250 pounds.






    As climate change warms the nation, giant Burmese pythons could colonize one-third of the USA, from San Francisco across the Southwest, Texas and the South and up north along the Virginia coast, according to U.S. Geological Survey maps released Wednesday.
    The pythons can be 20 feet long and 250 pounds. They are highly adaptable to new environments.

    Two federal agencies — the USGS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — are investigating the range of nine invasive snakes in Florida, concerned about the danger they now pose to endangered species. The agencies are collecting data to aid in the control of these populations.

    They examined Burmese pythons first and, based on where they live in Asia, estimated where they might live here. One map shows where the pythons could live today, an area that expands when scientists use global warming models for 2100.

    "We were surprised by the map. It was bigger than we thought it was going to be," says Gordon Rodda, zoologist and lead project researcher. "They are moving northward, there's no question."


    Burmese pythons were introduced to the USA as part of the pet trade. The first specimens in the wild were discovered in the mid-1990s in the Florida Everglades, released by owners who no longer wanted them, says Skip Snow, a wildlife biologist with the National Parks Service in the Everglades.

    By 2003, there was evidence the snakes had established breeding colonies in the wild. Florida began regulating their sale and ownership Jan. 1.

    If federal officials had to worry only about Florida, it would be "decades" before the pythons move into other states, Rodda says. But people keep dumping pythons they don't want into the wild. "We just learned about some that had been released in Arkansas," he says.

    The Burmese python is not poisonous and not considered a danger to humans. Attacks on humans have involved pet owners who mishandle and misfeed the snakes, Snow says. In Florida, they eat bobcats, deer, alligators, raccoons, cats, rats, rabbits, muskrats, possum, mice, ducks, egrets, herons and song birds. They grab with their mouth to anchor the prey, then coil around the animal and crush it to death before eating it whole.

    If you see one, don't attempt to engage it. Leave the area, note the location and notify the authorities.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Bleacher Creature View Post
    If you see one, shoot it.
    ftfy
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    • #3
      I'm like Indiana Jones...I'm terrified of snakes. They scare the living shit out of me...even little garden snakes

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Indu WangZi View Post
        I'm like Indiana Jones...I'm terrified of snakes. They scare the living shit out of me...even little garden snakes
        Can't say I like them much either but when I see one. I am immediately compelled to kill it.

        Of course we only get the little garden snakes so I am brave.

        Which reminds me of a story. A couple years ago my wife came running in from outside and saying she had just seen a snake. So I asked what it looked like...what color was it. She says after a short pause....it was taupe.

        Taupe...only a woman could describe a snake as taupe.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by TTB View Post
          Can't say I like them much either but when I see one. I am immediately compelled to kill it.

          Of course we only get the little garden snakes so I am brave.

          Which reminds me of a story. A couple years ago my wife came running in from outside and saying she had just seen a snake. So I asked what it looked like...what color was it. She says after a short pause....it was taupe.

          Taupe...only a woman could describe a snake as taupe.
          The only thing I've ever heard described as taupe...would be a suit. Women...

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          • #6
            I'd rather swim in a sea of snakes than have a single spider 10 feet from me.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Indu WangZi View Post
              I'm like Indiana Jones...I'm terrified of snakes. They scare the living shit out of me...even little garden snakes
              Snakes bother me more after watching 'Snakes On A Plane'....that movie is fucked up!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sheriff Blaylock View Post
                I'd rather swim in a sea of snakes than have a single spider 10 feet from me.
                yeah spiders freak me out.

                a friend of mine said he woke up one night and saw something on the ceiling moving so he flipped the light on and it was a bunch of little tiny spiders who just hatched or whatever they do. I would have left and never gone back. He went to sleep and they were gone by morning. so gross.
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                • #9
                  My wife got bit by a centipede during our last trip to Thailand. We were staying on a remote island and living like Gilligan. She woke me up in the middle of the night...in total agony with a massive bite mark on her arm. When I found the culprit she yelled at the centipede and asked it to apologise to her....

                  She refused to kill it...she thought he needed to be in its natural habitat.

                  Sweet lady, my wife...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Indu WangZi View Post
                    My wife got bit by a centipede during our last trip to Thailand. We were staying on a remote island and living like Gilligan. She woke me up in the middle of the night...in total agony with a massive bite mark on her arm. When I found the culprit she yelled at the centipede and asked it to apologise to her....

                    She refused to kill it...she thought he needed to be in its natural habitat.

                    Sweet lady, my wife...
                    I like to think mine is pretty sweet too...but mine would have stomped that sucker especially after biting her
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TTB View Post
                      I like to think mine is pretty sweet too...but mine would have stomped that sucker especially after biting her
                      well, the wife is a devout Buddhist. She doesnt kill anything...no way no how. She thought it was a natural response and couldnt blame the centipede for doing what its natural instinct is. But, she said, the least it could do was apologise.

                      I found that funny....

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Indu WangZi View Post
                        well, the wife is a devout Buddhist. She doesnt kill anything...no way no how. She thought it was a natural response and couldnt blame the centipede for doing what its natural instinct is. But, she said, the least it could do was apologise.

                        I found that funny....
                        My wife is a Catholic. You just go to confession and its all cool.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sheriff Blaylock View Post
                          I'd rather swim in a sea of snakes than have a single spider 10 feet from me.
                          I have two rules for spiders that live in my house.

                          1 -Stay out of sight during the day.

                          2 -When the lights go on in the middle of the night immediately run for cover.

                          The penalty for breaking these rules is the death penalty.
                          "I am for truth no matter who says it. I am for justice no matter who it is for or against."...Malcom X

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jaws View Post
                            I have two rules for spiders that live in my house.

                            1 -Stay out of sight during the day.

                            2 -When the lights go on in the middle of the night immediately run for cover.

                            The penalty for breaking these rules is the death penalty.
                            Jaws, you are harsh but fair

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