SUBSCRIBE | NEWSLETTERS | MAPS | VIDEOS | BLOGS | MARKETPLACE | CONTESTS
TRY BACKPACKER FREE!
SUBSCRIBE NOW and get
2 Free Issues and 3 Free Gifts!
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email: (required)
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll pay just $12.00, and receive a full one-year subscription (9 issues in all), a 73% savings off the newsstand price! If for any reason I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing.
Your subscription includes 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Or click here to pay now and get 2 extra issues
Offer valid in US only.


» Welcome Guest
[ Log In :: Register ]

 

[ Track This Topic :: Email This Topic :: Print this topic ]

reply to topic new topic new poll
Topic: Floridians, be careful out there< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
 Post Number: 1
TDale Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 15492
Joined: Jun. 2005
PostIcon Posted on: May 20 2013, 6:49 pm  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013....-county

Over 18 + 1/2 feet of constrictor.  Yeesh.


--------------
"Sure as I know anything, I know this - they will try again...They'll swing back to the belief that they can make people... better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin'. I aim to misbehave."
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 2
CajunHiker Search for posts by this member.
GEAUX TIGERS!
Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 22816
Joined: Jun. 2006
PostIcon Posted on: May 20 2013, 10:43 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

If I ever go missing in FL, you'll know what got me.  Ack!

--------------
"Mardi Gras is the love of life. It is the harmonic convergence of our food, our music, our creativity, our eccentricity, our neighborhoods, and our joy of living. All at once." - Chris Rose
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 3
pass-thru Search for posts by this member.





Group: Members
Posts: 1512
Joined: Jul. 2005
PostIcon Posted on: May 21 2013, 12:43 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Just a matter of time before a small child is killed by one of these.  Hopefully they can finally get an effective eradication strategy.
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 4
WalksWithBlackflies Search for posts by this member.
Resident Eco-Freak Bootlicker
Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 10137
Joined: Jun. 2004
PostIcon Posted on: May 21 2013, 8:36 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

How is it that we almost drove the gator to extinction without any special effort, but we can't seem to contain pythons?

--------------
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. - Lao Tzu
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 5
Ecocentric Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 5219
Joined: Jun. 2009
PostIcon Posted on: May 21 2013, 9:35 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Gators would have been more difficult prey if they climbed trees.

It is the age old story of exotic species. They lack the natural enemies that hold their numbers in check. Even seasoned gator hunters have to adopt new tactics if they want to hunt pythons. I wonder if pythons have a higher rate of reproduction?


--------------
"Travel suggestions from strangers are like dancing lessons from God." -Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 6
Roger Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 2105
Joined: Feb. 2002
PostIcon Posted on: May 21 2013, 12:10 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

These snakes can hide from view very easy in the swamps of Florida.  It is only when they come out to feed or sun that they are easily spotted.  Unlike gators that are restricted to the waterways these snakes inhabit various habitats over a hugh area that is hard to get into and has few roads.  It does not look like ther will be anyway to get rid of them.  I just hope we find a way to control them so they will not wipe out the native wildlife including the breeding colonies of egerts, herons etc.

--------------
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 7
nogods Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 6339
Joined: Sep. 2007
PostIcon Posted on: May 21 2013, 12:17 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

The trend in controlling evasive species seems to be headed in the direction of discovering or developing viruses that kill just the undesired species.  The authorities always say "don't worry, the application of this virus will only effect the [name of invasive species] and no other animal, plant, or human."

Sure.  I can believe that.
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 8
frmertd Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 123
Joined: Dec. 2005
PostIcon Posted on: May 21 2013, 12:35 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I was at an indoor zoo once and they had an enormous anaconda in an enclosure. It was probably about 20-30 feet. anyway, it was coiled up, partially submerged in the water, had most of it's body underwater and the above water part was coilled in leaves.  The thing that struck me was how incredibly hard it was to see. This thing was as long as a 3 story building is high and yet , I swear, in the wilderness, I could stand right next to it and have no idea.
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 9
WalksWithBlackflies Search for posts by this member.
Resident Eco-Freak Bootlicker
Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 10137
Joined: Jun. 2004
PostIcon Posted on: May 21 2013, 1:09 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE


(nogods @ May 21 2013, 12:17 pm)
QUOTE
The trend in controlling evasive species seems to be headed in the direction of discovering or developing viruses that kill just the undesired species.  The authorities always say "don't worry, the application of this virus will only effect the [name of invasive species] and no other animal, plant, or human."

Sure.  I can believe that.

Import cane toads. The snakes will eat them and die. What could go wrong?

--------------
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. - Lao Tzu
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 10
tomas Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 3011
Joined: Oct. 2006
PostIcon Posted on: May 21 2013, 1:11 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic.  Ignore posts   QUOTE


(nogods @ May 21 2013, 12:17 pm)
QUOTE
The authorities always say "don't worry, the application of this virus will only effect the [name of invasive species] and no other animal, plant, or human."

Sure.  I can believe that.



--------------
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
9 replies since May 20 2013, 6:49 pm < Next Oldest | Next Newest >

[ Track This Topic :: Email This Topic :: Print this topic ]


 
reply to topic new topic new poll

» Quick Reply Floridians, be careful out there
iB Code Buttons
You are posting as:

Do you wish to enable your signature for this post?
Do you wish to enable emoticons for this post?
Track this topic
View All Emoticons
View iB Code



Get 2 FREE Trial Issues and 3 FREE GIFTS
Survival Skills 101 • Eat Better
The Best Trails in America
YES! Please send me my FREE trial issues of Backpacker
and my 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Full Name:
City:
Address 1:
Zip Code:
State:
Address 2:
Email (required):
Free trial offer valid for US subscribers only. Canadian subscriptions | International subscriptions