Any FL members python hunting?

CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior MemberPosts: 9,984 Senior Member
http://pythonchallenge.org/

This looks like it would be interesting.
I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11

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  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    http://pythonchallenge.org/

    This looks like it would be interesting.

    There's enough Rattlers here to keep me busy for the next 100 years or so. Besides, Pythons can eat you and do eat people on occasion. Naw, you can keep 'em. Although in the Philippines they do eat them and they are a delicasy.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,112 Senior Member
    Wait a minute - they want you to capture them????

    Seems to me like if they aren't native, are a danger to the eco system, and the government does want them eliminated, the smart thing is to just let people kill as many of them as they can, wherever they can, like some states do with feral hogs. What are they gonna do with them, anyway, after they are captured?
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,202 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    Wait a minute - they want you to capture them????

    Seems to me like if they aren't native, are a danger to the eco system, and the government does want them eliminated, the smart thing is to just let people kill as many of them as they can, wherever they can, like some states do with feral hogs. What are they gonna do with them, anyway, after they are captured?

    Release them outside of the environment.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,112 Senior Member
    Three hundred rednecks, with garden hoes, would make more sense to me.
  • jigbonejigbone Member Posts: 182 Member
    It wouldn't take that many rednecks.
    ATF should not be a government agency, it should be a discount store.
    :usa:
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,726 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    Wait a minute - they want you to capture them????

    Seems to me like if they aren't native, are a danger to the eco system, and the government does want them eliminated, the smart thing is to just let people kill as many of them as they can, wherever they can, like some states do with feral hogs. What are they gonna do with them, anyway, after they are captured?
    They use the term "harvest" for what you're doing, and discuss how to euthanize them. I don't think they're expecting you to capture them alive.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,502 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    Release them outside of the environment.


    :spittingcoffee: :rotflmao:

    Shades of John Clarke and The 'Bow fell off'.............
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,695 Senior Member
    Finding snakes in the Everglades is challanging to say the least. I think so far they have about 50 wrangled, at last report.

    I am sure for every one they catch there must be 1000 they are missing. The expense to go out there is huge compared to what they are offering. They should offer $200 a snake and see what happens.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
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  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    Finding snakes in the Everglades is challanging to say the least. I think so far they have about 50 wrangled, at last report.

    I am sure for every one they catch there must be 1000 they are missing. The expense to go out there is huge compared to what they are offering. They should offer $200 a snake and see what happens.

    D

    If they offered $200 a head, Washington would be full of snake hunters right now, :tooth:
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  • jigbonejigbone Member Posts: 182 Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    Finding snakes in the Everglades is challanging to say the least. I think so far they have about 50 wrangled, at last report.
    The expense to go out there is huge compared to what they are offering.
    D

    You hit the nail on the head. Not only that, but if you don't know what you're doing, it's easy to get lost in the 'glades.
    ATF should not be a government agency, it should be a discount store.
    :usa:
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,202 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    :spittingcoffee: :rotflmao:

    Shades of John Clarke and The 'Bow fell off'.............

    That's exactly where i got that from. :D
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    Three hundred rednecks, with garden hoes, would make more sense to me.

    Hey you're dealing with Pythons here so you might need a L-O-N-G Handle on that garden hoe,:rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 9,984 Senior Member
    I was hoping for some big dead snake pictures, c'mon Bream, "baby needs a new pair of cowboy boots":tooth:
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,726 Senior Member
    Well, I live near Daytona Beach, while this is near the Everglades. Also, being an employee of the FWC, I'm pretty sure that if I participate I can't get any prizes. Oh, and it's becoming our busy time of year at my office right now, so I can't take time off. Plus there's the newborn...
    Overkill is underrated.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 9,984 Senior Member
    Well, I live near Daytona Beach, while this is near the Everglades. Also, being an employee of the FWC, I'm pretty sure that if I participate I can't get any prizes. Oh, and it's becoming our busy time of year at my office right now, so I can't take time off. Plus there's the newborn...

    If you are working out in the field, that is also known as "scouting for pythons".
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,695 Senior Member
    Update: On the local news today they commented that only 30 or so have been caught and the contest ends February 10...

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,726 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    If you are working out in the field, that is also known as "scouting for pythons".

    No, if I'm working in the field, I'm looking for bass or American shad. And I don't go that far south of Orlando to do it...
    Overkill is underrated.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    jigbone wrote: »
    if you don't know what you're doing, it's easy to get lost in the 'glades.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0TtIRpG-jE

    Yep, it sure is!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,330 Senior Member
    No reason to hunt them, I've got yours right here.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,726 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    No reason to hunt them, I've got Buffco's garter snake right here.
    Fixed it for you.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • Fat BillyFat Billy Senior Member Posts: 1,813 Senior Member
    I seem to remember someone made a double barrel 410 that was short but legal called the Snake Charmer. It worked good on rattle snakes. I guess you'd want a 20 or 12 guage for big Pythons. I've had rattle snakes bite the Snake Charmer on the end of the barrel as their last act before primer ignition. Didn't hurt the hide much but the head left on the barrels made a good picture if you had a camera. :tooth: Later,
    Fat Billy

    Recoil is how you know primer ignition is complete.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    The Snake Charmer is a single-barrel 3" chamber .410 with a pseudo pistol grip built into a short stock.

    32500.jpg

    The Ithaca Auto and Burglar was a 20 gauge double with 12" barrels, which would be illegal to own without jumping through a bunch of hoops these days.

    autoburg.gif

    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »

    I loved those old songs. Remeber Woverton Moutain? My son in law's family on both sides is musically inclined. His maternal grand father John Clowers wrote that song and sold the lyrics for like $25. Remember Walker's Woods, Went something like this, I think it was claude King. Well the sun never shines in walkers woods, and i doubt if it would want to come in even if it could, well the gators and the cotton mouths and the sand that pulls you down make walkers woods a haven for the damn. Great songs all of them.
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  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    Fat Billy wrote: »
    I seem to remember someone made a double barrel 410 that was short but legal called the Snake Charmer. It worked good on rattle snakes. I guess you'd want a 20 or 12 guage for big Pythons. I've had rattle snakes bite the Snake Charmer on the end of the barrel as their last act before primer ignition. Didn't hurt the hide much but the head left on the barrels made a good picture if you had a camera. :tooth: Later,

    I thought Snake Charmers were single shots. They were stainless I remember.
    I'm Just a Radical Right Wing Nutt Job, Trying to Help Save My Country!
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    The Snake Charmer is a single-barrel 3" chamber .410 with a pseudo pistol grip built into a short stock.

    32500.jpg

    The Ithaca Auto and Burglar was a 20 gauge double with 12" barrels, which would be illegal to own without jumping through a bunch of hoops these days.

    autoburg.gif

    Jerry

    Wait Jerry, Hide that snake charmer, With that stock, Obummer and Biden will outlaw it as an assault weapon!!!:silly::banned::roll2::rotflmao::popcorn:
    I'm Just a Radical Right Wing Nutt Job, Trying to Help Save My Country!
  • Fat BillyFat Billy Senior Member Posts: 1,813 Senior Member
    I blame it on bad memory. The Snake Charmer was a single shot. A friend made a double barrel one and called it a Snake Charmer but wasn't a real production gun, worked well though. Snakes didn't like either. :conehead: Later,
    Fat Billy

    Recoil is how you know primer ignition is complete.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,142 Senior Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    Finding snakes in the Everglades is challanging to say the least. I think so far they have about 50 wrangled, at last report.

    I am sure for every one they catch there must be 1000 they are missing. The expense to go out there is huge compared to what they are offering. They should offer $200 a snake and see what happens.

    D

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