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Did you read about this? Python Bursts After Trying to Eat Gator

post #1 of 22
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this is wild so many people down in the fla everglades they get tired of there pets pythons so they turn them loose now there taking over the glades





http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/even...NlYwNzc3JlbA--
post #2 of 22
I saw these pics last week. Ugh!
post #3 of 22
This article was in our daily paper last week, eww!
post #4 of 22
I seen it on the news the other night (being in florida I think they showed it about 8 times on every channel for 3 days) my jaw hit the ground!
post #5 of 22
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uhm guess were behind here on the beach i didnt see it till the day
post #6 of 22
Well I heard about it and I'm just sick about it. FIRST OFF, when people don't want their pets anymore, they just DUMP THEM OFF. I could shoot these kinds of people with no remorse. That poor python, who was someone's PET, was just trying to get a meal. Both him and the gator died gruesome deaths because of some irresponsible, ignorant human.

Blah on anyone who gives up a pet in the first place. If this is such a problem, they should stop selling Pythons as pets!!!
post #7 of 22
it is tragic what happened ... but this is why I believe Pythons and other large snakes arent meant to be pet s... see pythons have sharp teeth (Yes I said teeth) and the grow rapidly and big...so they outgrow there terreium and bite so dumb owner lets them loose
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by darkeyedgirl
Well I heard about it and I'm just sick about it. FIRST OFF, when people don't want their pets anymore, they just DUMP THEM OFF. I could shoot these kinds of people with no remorse. That poor python, who was someone's PET, was just trying to get a meal. Both him and the gator died gruesome deaths because of some irresponsible, ignorant human.

Blah on anyone who gives up a pet in the first place. If this is such a problem, they should stop selling Pythons as pets!!!
I agree with you its a sick world out there! so many people do not deserve anytype of pet makes me sick too But i would be scared if lived around there afraid for me and my pets
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by sharky
it is tragic what happened ... but this is why I believe Pythons and other large snakes arent meant to be pet s... see pythons have sharp teeth (Yes I said teeth) and the grow rapidly and big...so they outgrow there terreium and bite so dumb owner lets them loose

See, I slightly disagree, slightly.

I think snakes make great pets, lizards too, but that there should be size restrictions.
As far as reptiles go, I think if it eats what could be considered livestock (rabbits/chickens or bigger), it should only be in the hands of dedicated herptologists.
And as much as I love iguanas, I think there should be some restrictions on their sale as well, like they have on turtles.
Baby turtles cannot legally be sold, I don't think baby iguanas should be either.
The cute little babies in the pet stores seldom live beyond their first year, which is very sad for an animal with a 30 year lifespan
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by RockinRhonda
I agree with you its a sick world out there! so many people do not deserve anytype of pet makes me sick too But i would be scared if lived around there afraid for me and my pets
You really don't have to live around there - we got a big python in our cellar, which was obviously somebody's discarded pet. The poor thing is still in a shelter south of here, as none of the zoos wanted it, and it's too big for potential adopters. http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...ghlight=python
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
See, I slightly disagree, slightly.

I think snakes make great pets, lizards too, but that there should be size restrictions.
As far as reptiles go, I think if it eats what could be considered livestock (rabbits/chickens or bigger), it should only be in the hands of dedicated herptologists.
And as much as I love iguanas, I think there should be some restrictions on their sale as well, like they have on turtles.
Baby turtles cannot legally be sold, I don't think baby iguanas should be either.
The cute little babies in the pet stores seldom live beyond their first year, which is very sad for an animal with a 30 year lifespan
Oh I only mean the ones that should only be with the herpatologists... OI love snakes and many make good pets ... I dont think anything capable of killing its keeper is a goodpet...I grew up where the law was no snake over six foot without a permit..I wish I could have an iguana but I dont have a room for it to play in as a grown up...
post #12 of 22
post #13 of 22
I rescued a ten year old male iguana who was already slowly dying.
He was one of those cute little babies, and was bought without research.

He'd been fed a poor (dry food) diet his whole life, no UV lights or access to natural sunlight, a cage that he could barely turn around in, and no belly heat for digestion.

He at least spent his last two years with me eating a good diet of fresh foods, living in my bathroom with the bathtub to himself , expensive lights, and free access (when I was home) to my sun porch.


A lot of things of this sort, or of the sort that lead to the deaths of this python and gator, could be avoided if animals of this sort were no longer available in petstores for just anyone with a bank account.
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by squirtle
I guess I was right to worry that "my" python could eat Jamie!
post #15 of 22
i dont know why but i laughed when i read it exploded by eating the aligator because i cannot see it happening..
then it makes me cringe i hate snakes.
post #16 of 22
I'd never hurt a snake but I hate them...they gross me out!
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by squirtle
I saw this story, this evening. Buddy was snuggled on the couch with me and, fortunately, he was too blissed out to notice what was on TV.

Bill likes snakes (brought one home, from Viet Nam) but, if he brings another one in, I hope that he and the snake will be very happy together, as they'll be sharing the house sans Cindy, cats and dogs.
post #18 of 22
Aww, I love snakes. That is so sad. I feel so bad for it.
post #19 of 22
Guess what? They found another python, this time it ate a turkey. Yikes that's 3 in two weeks.

http://www.local10.com/news/5084770/detail.html
post #20 of 22
I'm going to have nightmares tonight.
post #21 of 22
I hate to admit I did read that and then saw where a python in Miami-Dade County ate a Siamese cat!! And another gater ate a cocker spaniel!! Scary and I think YY will be staying inside ALL the time when I visit my folks in Fla! Esp if Meezers are on the menu for pythons and gaters!

The Siamese and the Pyton



http://www.sptimes.com/2005/10/11/St...icious_b.shtml
http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs..../51010013/1002
http://images.ibsys.com/2005/1010/5080201.jpg

The Cocker Spaniel

http://news.tbo.com/news/MGBR1XL0MEE.html
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by darkeyedgirl
Well I heard about it and I'm just sick about it. FIRST OFF, when people don't want their pets anymore, they just DUMP THEM OFF. I could shoot these kinds of people with no remorse. That poor python, who was someone's PET, was just trying to get a meal. Both him and the gator died gruesome deaths because of some irresponsible, ignorant human.

Blah on anyone who gives up a pet in the first place. If this is such a problem, they should stop selling Pythons as pets!!!
I could not agree more
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