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Got A Snake For Ya! Bank Fishermen In Florida Beware!

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I'd imagine even I, a snake collector, would have lost control of my facilities if this crept up on me while I was bank fishing...

 

Actually, if it crept up on me, I'd not be writing this, but more likely be in the story as "The Fisherman Who Didn't Get Away".

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/engineers-in-florida-find-near-record-breaking-18-foot-burmese-python/

 

So SirSnook!, this one's for you! :smiley: Stay safe!

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Snakes are fun. Ive caught most of S. Floridas snakes. Both venomous and non. Not a 18ft python though. I'd probably have to a .40 in his/her head.

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Snakes are fun. Ive caught most of S. Floridas snakes. Both venomous and non. Not a 18ft python though. I'd probably have to a .40 in his/her head.

 

Yeah, that'd be a reason to carry in Florida. Not many would be able to fend off a python like this if it latched hold of a leg. Recurved teeth on a beast like that would be rather...painful.

 

Love snakes myself, as I said above, I'm a hunter/collector, but non-venomous varieties.

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Big ole copperhead snuck up on me last year and nearly bit me (which probably would have killed me). I took him out with an old metal pole that was stuck in the ground near the spot I was fishing. Those things are very sneaky!

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That sucker looked healthy and well fed too!

Wonder what it feeds on to get that thick

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In my youth, I once tried to catch a black snake about 6' long. I was bleeding from several places and picking teeth from the web of my right hand for my efforts. It was a valuable lesson: I do not mess with them. With that said, those pythons do not belong there and are are a menace. I wonder if they are good to eat? You could feed a family for a while on that dude. :eyebrows:

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MCS, in the glades they will eat birds, hogs, rabbits, gators etc.

Didnt think about hogs, that right there will keep them full and healthy.

Is there nutria down there?

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Saw this on the news that's a big snake! Glad I'm in north FL but they say that they are adapting it may be a matter of time til they make here their home regardless of the cold evolution!

 

Not sure what kind if it was a python or a boa but one was found around here that was massive but I think it was someone's pet that got loose. My girlfriend showed me the article

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The biology research center at SRS in Aiken recently conducted a study on how far north the pythons can spread, their conclusion was the Okefenokee swamp.

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Dont think so. Northwest Fl has them I think.

Yeah they are up here in NE FL too, that is how u can tell if it is safe to swim. Nutria = no gators

Right now they aren't that bad, they are mostly in heavy residentsial areas, swamps and old ponds the gators seem to keep them in check. Just curious if they were python food too

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That would be one dead snake. I have no problem blasting a snake. I got 33 little friends and one in the chamber. :grin:

Then again i might be better off with my .44 mag. If the gun don't get him, my big honking knife sure as hell will.

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Yeah they are up here in NE FL too, that is how u can tell if it is safe to swim. Nutria = no gators

Right now they aren't that bad, they are mostly in heavy residentsial areas, swamps and old ponds the gators seem to keep them in check. Just curious if they were python food too

Nutria are the foulest tasting animal on gods green earth. I wouldn't blame the snakes for not eating them.

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MCS, in the glades they will eat birds, hogs, rabbits, gators etc.

and scrapple.

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That would be one dead snake. I have no problem blasting a snake. I got 33 little friends and one in the chamber. :grin:

Then again i might be better off with my .44 mag. If the gun don't get him, my big honking knife sure as hell will.

I figured a guy like you would be doing hand to hand combat with that snake.

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I figured a guy like you would be doing hand to hand combat with that snake.

Oh yes. That snake is a threat and must be eliminated. Its only right to give it a sporting chance though. Let it die a warriors death and all that.

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I just wonder if a snake that size did get a hold of you, how much time you would actually have to pull a weapon and use it?

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I just wonder if a snake that size did get a hold of you, how much time you would actually have to pull a weapon and use it?

Probably not to much to none. Especially if it gets an arm.

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Everglades snake hunting would be fun. Rent an airboat, go deep into the glades and blast every python you see.

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