About Rock Pythons

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  1. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    actually they do.

    How much do you get for a python in Florida?
    So how much do python hunters make? Hunters are paid $8.25 an hour to prowl the wetlands in the SFWMD's jurisdiction, earning on-the-spot bonuses that rise with the size of any snakes they fell. Pythons up to 4 feet long get you $50, with and additional $25 for every foot over 4 feet.Sep 18, 2019
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    :cool:gotta love that guy F.Z. :lol:
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    they are actually doing well in Florida
     
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    Wish I could post a pick of my youngest son and I holding a 15 ' python in Java, Indonesia. It's mouth was taped with clear tape. It goes along the ground, up 4' to his shoulders ( he was 14 @ the time), across to me and across my shoulders over 5'10" as I was nearly 6', and down my arm pointing it's head at the camera.
    It was huge and would easily swallow a whole adult male.
    The guys who owned it wanted $5 AUD for us to photo them but we gave 'em $10 to photo us. It's a ripper of a travel shot.
     
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    heres one for you snakeophobes ,
    titanoboa , one of the first animals to be found after the Yucatan mass extinction
    Cute little bugger aint he?
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    What is the invasive species (python) that is taking over the
    everglades.? They have a bounty on them and TV show now.
     
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    Rub the lotion on its skin...
     
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    Believe the Burmese Python is the one most sighted/cited. There are others (not just snakes).
     
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    I enjoy taking a long walk in a snake infested place with my trusty flamethrower.

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    Green iguanas (just the name - they come in a wide range of colors) are an invasive species in South Florida. With virtually no natural enemies here, and with fewer long cold snaps in our Winter, they lay over 40 eggs in their burrows. Nothing but humans to control their population.

    Florida laws state that they can be killed by residents, but only in a humane way. They used to be able to be trapped and frozen, but apparently they suffer when their brain crystallizes. That is no longer permitted.

    The alternatives are to trap it in a wire noose on a stick and stab it in the brain, killing it instantly, or shooting it in the head. Most cities in South Florida have laws against discharging a firearm within the city limits. Airguns, however, are not prohibited. As a result, airguns (mainly rifles, since air pistols cannot be as accurate at the distance you can approach the iguana before it flees) are usually used for iguana control. Usually 4X scope equipped or green laser sights. Airgun pellets, both .22 and .177 caliber, are difficult to find in stores down here, and even Amazon can’t deliver pellets in less than a week.

    I’ve always enjoyed shooting sports, but I’ve never been a hunter. Never took pleasure in killing a living thing. But when things invade my living space, they will be either trapped and released outdoors away from my home (for instance, squirrels and raccoons), or humanely killed (roaches, mosquitoes, mice, and rats) to avoid the diseases these creatures carry.

    I’m not a hunter. But I can and will be an exterminator. My new air rifle arrived a week ago, and the pellets should arrive today. I won’t be an exterminator until I can get my shooting skills up to the level necessary to make a clean, humane, accurate kill at 10 meters.
     
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    My recent reptile encounters include a Copperhead hanging around by our air conditioning unit. But he was no problem. We have a lot of copperheads around here, but from what I’ve seen, they would rather flee than get confrontational. I just take care not to step on them, and give them a wide berth when I see them.

    We get a lot of Blue-Striped Skinks running around outside. They don’t cause any problems.

    And lately, we’ve had two Green Anoles hanging around on the back porch. They seem to be getting used to us and don’t run when we’re out there anymore. They change colors, and have a red flap on their throat that they can extend and retract.

    I’m waiting to hear that some hobbyist dumped a mating pair of Komodo Dragons in Florida, and now the Everglades are full of them. That would make life interesting for Floridians.

    “Honey, have you seen Aunt Martha?”

    “She was sitting out back a minute ago.”
     
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    Bad news...I read somewhere it only takes one female.
     
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    OK, That's it, I'm sending mine to the Python Pound after he's done chewing up the fence!
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    Yikes! It’s only a matter of time, Floridians! :eek:
     
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    but does the rock python have better tone when finished in nitro or when finished in poly?
     
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    It has better tone when it’s FINISHED. Period.
     
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    Pretty cool and awesome.
     
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    Florida does have Monitor Lizard's running around loose .. and they like to hunt in packs .

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