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Old 01-15-2013, 05:49   #1
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Python Challenge

Because apparently not everyone is convinced that door to door gun confiscation is starting Tuesday.

http://www.myfwc.com/news/news-relea...ython-kickoff/


People from 30 different states have registered.


http://www.pythonchallenge.org/
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:06   #2
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Not a great success. Over 1000 hunters signed up for the contest which has prizes for performance. Through the first 5 days they only managed to turn in 21 snakes. Several big name "swamp hunters" from the SE have been shut out.

Python Contest results

It only re-enforces what many have said. This is not as simple as blumbering into the swamp and just finding snakes in the open for the taking. I watched a program on the Animal Planet a few months back that followed researchers tracking the movement of chipped snakes. Even using the RF equipment it took hours to find their hiding spots.

I think FL is past the point of no return.

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Old 01-18-2013, 11:47   #3
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Laughable total caught. A python can lay 60 to 100 eggs. If you found one nest in the entire Everglads you would beat the total caught.

This, truly, is shoveling excrement against the tide.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:54   #4
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Florida has mismanaged the python problem since day one.

Let them get fully established, then try and use it for marketing to bring more tourists to the swamps.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:57   #5
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Bill Nelson went hunting. What a joke.
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Old 01-18-2013, 13:12   #6
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It could also be seen that MAYBE there aren't millions of them in the Everglades, as has been previously suggested.
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Old 01-30-2013, 17:12   #7
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Contest half way over....37 snakes killed.


I say FL is doomed and eradication at this point is impossible.
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Old 01-30-2013, 17:56   #8
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800 people registered and I suspect that the large majority of those snakes were caught by two or three crusty ol' farts that live in the swamp.
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Old 01-30-2013, 18:24   #9
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Odd that they would conduct this "hunt" during the coolest part of the year when the snakes would be least active...
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