Giant Snakes Invading North America!?!?

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Warming Could Help Pythons Grow in US


By Elizabeth Weise,
USA Today
Posted: 2008-02-21 15:23:08
Filed Under: Science News
(Feb. 21) - 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."
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.
http://news.aol.com/story/_a/warmin...s/20080221084309990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001


PANIC! CHAOS!
 
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Hudson said:
In Florida, pythons eat bobcats, deer, alligators, raccoons, cats, rats, rabbits, muskrats, possum, mice, ducks, egrets, herons and song birds.
Well if they invade by plane maybe they'll have the fish. Then we'll have a fighting chance.


Hudson said:
Attacks on humans have involved pet owners who mishandle and misfeed the snakes,

Also, first rule of being a pet owner is to own a pet you can defeat in hand-to-hand combat. This is vital for when those pesky food chain heirarchy disputes arise.



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Looks like I'll save shipping on that new pair of boots.
 

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Yay! A Free source of Giant Boids!
 
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This ought to control the population of little annoying dogs...
 

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From scientific point of view, this is a pretty cool news stories. Its just when you hear Rosanna Scotto going, "Giants snake, see how they can affect our area", is when I hate the media.
 

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One year it's "Africanized Killer Bees" the next it's fuckin fruit flies, fuck this climate hyped shit.....




next........
 

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climates change? huh, what? its snowing in NJ tomorrow just like it always does,,,,,,fuck these asshole scare tactics to get stupid people uppity to give money to global causes.


Pythons probably always could live in California.
 
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We need to just start going out there and killing all of these pieces of shit much like people wiped out most of the rattle snakes in parts of the US.
 
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climates change? huh, what? its snowing in NJ tomorrow just like it always does,,,,,,fuck these asshole scare tactics to get stupid people uppity to give money to global causes.


Pythons probably always could live in California.
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
With all due respect, Mr. President, New Jersey is NORTH of Virginia... I say bring on the pythons. It'll stir things up amongst the uppity cats and lap dogs.

Edit: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/06/0603_040603_invasivespecies.html

They are already here, it's not far fetched at all to imagine them expanding their territory.
 
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Wtf do I care, I live in NY
Just for starters, your tax dollars are being utilized to combat invasive species.

I don't want to sound like a stinking hippie, but the ecosystem is intrinsically entwined. What goes on in the animal kingdom outside of NY definitely has an impact on the ecosystem in NY.

Personally, I think it's evolution at its finest. When people hear about endangered species they tend to forget that 99.9% of ALL species that have ever existed on Earth are extinct.
 

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Damn, now I'm starvin'. Earl, we got any Burmese Python back there?
 

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Do they mention the 24-inch pythons?
 

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Let's see...

Snakes on a Plane joke, check.

Bicep size joke, check.

Fuck! Too late to the party guy again. :(
 

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Let's see...

Snakes on a Plane joke, check.

Bicep size joke, check.

Fuck! Too late to the party guy again. :(
Nobody has commented on the Python programming language yet, though. :action-sm
 
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Also, first rule of being a pet owner is to own a pet you can defeat in hand-to-hand combat. This is vital for when those pesky food chain heirarchy disputes arise.
My rule of being a pet owner is I want a pet who I can beat in hand-to-hand combat, but no one else can. I can beat my dog, but just barely, and that's the way I like it for when the savages stop by.
 

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Now they are learning how to hitch rides????
7-Foot Python Hitches Ride on Bus
AP
Posted: 2008-04-04 10:05:16
Filed Under: World News
MANILA, Philippines (April 4) - Commuters in the Philippine capital got a shock when they found an unwelcome passenger on their minibus: a 7-foot-long python.

The discovery Thursday sent passengers running and snarled traffic in the Manila suburb of Quezon City, police said Friday.
http://news.aol.com/story/_a/7-foot-python-hitches-ride-on-bus/20080404080309990001
Mother-Fing snakes on a Mother F-ing Bus!!!
 

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"There's snakes! On the plains!"




You know - the plains. Out in America's heartland. Get it?
Never mind.
 
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