Close

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    3,230
    Rep Points
    502.1
    Mentioned
    57 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    6


    Reputation: Yes | No

    Python Eats Deer in Florida

    Officials in south Florida were in for a surprise last week when they cut open the belly of a 16-foot Burmese python they had captured and killed in the Everglades.
    Inside the reptile they found a 76-pound, fully intact deer, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
    According to the South Florida Water Management District, the snake, which was a female, weighed 215.4 pounds with the deer, and 139.1 pounds without it. The girth of the snake's stomach, stretched to accommodate the carcass, measured a whopping 44.1-inches. From head to tail, the reptile measured 15.65 feet.
    GRAPHIC PHOTOS BELOW
    CBS Miami reports it's one of the largest reptiles ever found in South Florida.
    The Sun-Sentinel spoke to Skip Snow, a biologist and python specialist at Everglades National Park, who explained how the snake may have killed the deer:
    From the Sun-Sentinel:
    The python, an ambush predator, had staked out a known deer trail, he said. When the deer walked by, the snake presumably seized the animal in its sharp, backward-pointing teeth, crushed the deer under its weight and coiled around it, killing the deer before consuming it, he said.
    Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission used a shotgun to kill the snake in an effort to prevent the species from spreading north, according to LiveScience.
    Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia but are popular pets in the United States. According to the University of Florida, a 20-inch Burmese python can become eight feet within a year of captivity. This rapid growth leads inexperienced pet-owners to release the snakes into the wild when they become too big for their containers, where they reproduce and threaten the fragile ecosystem.
    Between 2006 and 2007, 418 Burmese pythons were found dead or killed in Everglades National Park, reports the University of Florida.
    In July, Jaren Hare and Charles "Jason" Darnell, a Florida couple, were found guilty in the death of Hare's 2-year-old daughter, Shaianna, The toddler was strangled in 2009 by a pet Burmese python that had escaped from its aquarium.


    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge














    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/1...8.html#s445129

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,215
    Rep Points
    1,142.0
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    12


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Scary at the amount of pythons in Florida o_o.

    I guess I moved just in time! LOL

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    2,157
    Rep Points
    -6.0
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    0


    Reputation: Yes | No
    HOW THE $#@! DO THEY FIT SUCH LARGE ANIMALS LOL i once saw a baby hippo swallowed by python somewhere online.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4,608
    Rep Points
    3,236.6
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    33


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


    Click here to enlarge

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,824
    Rep Points
    31,567.1
    Mentioned
    2065 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    No desire to ever have one of these as a pet whatsoever.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    135
    Rep Points
    382.2
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    4


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge
    Show: VOSSEN CV3's, CF front lip, trunk spoiler, EuroTeck diffuser, DCT steering wheel, 20% tint, painted grill, ELM (by Marcus)
    Go: Kleemann headers, Kleemann 168 pulley, custom OE tune, CF intake tubes, K&N filters, Eurocharged HE = 11.26 @ 123.7


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc5ruiEgZRQ


    Have you ever noticed. . .
    anyone going slower than you is an idiot. . .
    and anyone going faster is a maniac?
    George Carlin

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •