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Warning: If you stay here long enough you will gain weight! Grazing here strongly suggests that you are either omnivorous, or a glutton. And you might like cheese-doodles.
BTW: I'm presently searching for another person who likes cheese-doodles.
Please form a caseophilic line to the right. Thank you.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

PITY THE POOR PYTHONS

In a desperate move aimed at eradicating a non-native species that has gone rogue, the great state of Florida is organizing a Burmese Python hunt.


QUOTE:
The US state of Florida is set to begin a competitive Burmese python hunt, in an attempt to rid the Everglades wetlands of the invasive species.

About 550 people have signed up to compete for two prizes: $1,000 (£620) for the longest python killed and $1,500 for the most pythons taken.

[Source; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20994982. ]


My money is on the snakes.

Some snakes are smarter than humans.

Some humans.

Probably everyone named Cooter.


"The state will train hunters to avoid mistaking the python for native snakes"


If you ask me, and this is just a hunch, sending a whole bunch of folks armed to the teeth into the middle of a vast bog to find something many of them don't recognize, may be a recipe for disaster. Or at least high comedy. Kinda like one of those scenes in a zombie movie, where someone accidentally kills an uninfected person. "Why did you shoot him, Cooter, why?" "Well, ah thunked he wuz a sumby!"
Or in this case, Cooter thought that the other person looked Burmese.


1:100 and 1:3

Statistics are not in favour of this venture. One out of every hundred people is a howling psychopath, and one out of every three is subclinically neurotic.
Over five hundred folks with guns, heading into a swamp.

One out of three - that's over 180 Cooters.
Plus at least five Super-Cooters.
Gonna be educational.



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2 Comments:

  • At 10:28 AM, Anonymous pragmatically amphibious said…

    It's in Florida: it can't really do any harm.

     
  • At 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Mr. Amphib,

    ALWAYS fear republicans with guns!

     

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