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Python Challenge

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Bruce M, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Bruce M

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  2. ray9898

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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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  3. Hicksville Kid

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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.
     
  4. elsolo

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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.
     
  5. The Fed

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    Bill Nelson went hunting. What a joke.
     
  6. Scared_of_zombies

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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.
     
  7. ray9898

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    Contest half way over....37 snakes killed.


    I say FL is doomed and eradication at this point is impossible.
     
  8. Huaco Kid

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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.
     
  9. G36's Rule

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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...