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Plan to Block Giant Snakes in Florida May Hurt Businesses


Animals  (tags: giant, Everglades, snake, hissing )

Anna
- 3184 days ago - usatoday.com
A federal plan to block giant constrictor snakes in the Florida Everglades from slithering into other states has snake sellers hissing that it will hurt business and won't work.



   

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Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Tuesday May 4, 2010, 11:17 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Mike H (252)
Tuesday May 4, 2010, 11:25 pm
"Many of the 67 endangered species in the Everglades, including the Key Largo cotton mouse, key deer and wood stork, could be food for Burmese pythons, which are native to Southeast Asia" This problem needs to be taken care of soon.
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday May 5, 2010, 12:53 am
No matter - nature is beatiful and balanced - until man arrives - then disaster and distruction.
 

gail dair (0)
Wednesday May 5, 2010, 1:46 am
noted thanks
 

chris b (2474)
Wednesday May 5, 2010, 2:41 am
Snakes are not the most people friendly pets an many accidents have occurred when they have escaped Like the death of a pet cat in the UK when consumed by large constricter which strangely enough is not banned in the UK because it is not venomous. So being crushed to death is ok but not being poisoned, bureaucratic logic for you!
The hapless cat was only traced by his microchip being scanned in the snake! Sadly the excess snake problem has been created by stupid humans who no doubt found the difficulties of snake ownership too much and just dumped them!
 

Jean M (143)
Wednesday May 5, 2010, 5:38 am
Once again we are talking dollars and cents instead of common sense. These snakes are becoming more than a nusance. They are out of control. Most of them released by folks who no longer wanted a huge snake in their family room. This is not an act of nature that brought them to the Everglades. Either relocate them or ? before it is too late.
 

Glenda J (158)
Wednesday May 5, 2010, 2:12 pm
I think it's ashamed that people are not taking care of their Pets and letting get go into a populated area to be killed
 

Tierney G (381)
Wednesday May 5, 2010, 2:44 pm
They need to get those snakes under control. they can and have hurt and killed humans, dogs, cats they will wipe out everything!
Thanks Anna
 

Sherry E (168)
Wednesday May 5, 2010, 6:22 pm
Noted. Thanks Anna.
 

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Friday May 7, 2010, 9:19 pm
Another man-made disaster :( People are idiots ...
noted ... TY Anna
 

MsR S (189)
Friday May 7, 2010, 11:27 pm
Again, humans create problems that affect us and the poor animals...
 

Jill P (64)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 10:04 am
I don't know if anyone has tried to submit their public comment on this matter to the Fish and Wildlife Service but it is a pain to find the page.
I have it here. Comments need to be in no later than May 11, this Tuesday.
Let them know that environmental health, thus human health, take priority over business. The snake trade is not a good business to begin with. Trading exotic animals for profit to the one willing to pay the high ransom is bad for the environment, the public, and mostly the snake. They should not be pets!
Here is the page to submit your comment.
Submit Public Comment
Here is the actual document or psoposal.
Proposal
 

Jill P (64)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 10:06 am
OK the links are mixed up. the "Proposal" link takes you to the comment page.
The "Submit Comment" link takes you to the document.
sorry.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 10:24 am
Success! Your Comment Has Been Submitted
Thanks for sending this to me, more than willing to state my mind on this subject.
 

Jill P (64)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 10:32 am
You cannot currently send a star to DandelionMOVING because you have done so within the last week.
I worked at Everglades National Park. it is the mot endangered park in the United States. Because of its climate and habitats it is VERY vulnerable to exotic species, both plant and animal. People let theri pets go constantly, not just the snakes. I knew snake breeders that sold these snakes and bred them. They wold breed for colors they wanted. If they did not come out right they would release them in the Everglades. So it is not just pet owners.
Brazilian Pepper trees, people call them Florida Holly, have completely devastated entire areas fo the Everglades. They are resistant to fire so you cannot burn them. you have to remove them by hand.
Wild hogs, camen (a crocodilian that is competeing with, and pushing out alligators), pothos vines, a breeding parrot population in the suburbs, etc...
It is a nightmare for native species down there.
 

. (0)
Sunday May 9, 2010, 9:50 pm
noted don't like snakes
 

Michael Masley (4)
Monday May 10, 2010, 12:18 am
Noted all articles Anna!
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Monday May 10, 2010, 1:53 am
Noted and thanks.
 

linda b (186)
Monday May 10, 2010, 11:24 am
Noted Thanks Anna.
 

Sharon S (31)
Monday May 10, 2010, 7:41 pm
Every bit as harmful as polluting with garbage.
 
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