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17-06-2016, 02:50 AM
RE: Gator snatches two year old from Disney Lagoon
(16-06-2016 10:14 PM)CleverUsername Wrote:  
(16-06-2016 08:15 PM)Dark Wanderer Wrote:  so now i hear they are killing all the alligators they can find in the area until they find the "deadly" one that killed the kid. thats just fucked up. whats the point? revenge? im pretty sure any gator is potentially deadly. i dont think that one was some evil killer gator.

It's likely I'm wrong on this, but I got the impression the point was to confirm the kid's death by finding his remains.

Yes, and then they have continued to kill the gators until they find the one that killed the kid. Ridiculous.

I believe the kid had drowned, or something. It didn't actually eat it.
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17-06-2016, 06:01 AM
RE: Gator snatches two year old from Disney Lagoon
(16-06-2016 07:10 PM)Banjo Wrote:  Sad. We had a fatal crocodile attack here a couple of weeks ago, followed by two fatal shark attacks.

Banjo, you live in Australia, everything there wants to eat you! I’m surprised that Koalas aren’t venemous. Dodgy

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17-06-2016, 06:16 AM
RE: Gator snatches two year old from Disney Lagoon
(16-06-2016 09:43 PM)Aliza Wrote:  
(15-06-2016 06:21 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Seems I’ve hijacked the thread. My apologies.

Here is more about the incident

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/15/us/alligat...y-florida/

There are an estimated 1.3 million alligators in Florida, said Arnold Brunell, a wildlife biologist and researcher for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. That number has been holding steady for the past five years, he said.

I'm actually surprised the number is that low. Maybe the non-native boa constrictors are impacting the population?

The Burmese pythons are wrecking havoc here, small animals are being lost at an alarming rate

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/06/us/the....html?_r=0

"This is some snake. At full maturity, a Burmese python routinely reaches lengths of 12 feet or more. Twenty-footers weighing 250 pounds are not unheard-of. The pythons are prodigious breeders, with voracious appetites to match. They are believed to have eaten their way through the Everglades, bringing about startling changes in the ecosystem. Some mammals native to those marshes, like foxes and rabbits, seem to have disappeared, researchers say. Other species — among them raccoons, deer, opossums and bobcats — are close to being wiped out.”

https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/nature/bu...sintro.htm

But wait! That’s not all!

We now also have (drum roll please)...NILE CROCODILES!

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/scienc...orida.html

"The Nile crocodile, which inhabits sub-Saharan Africa, can grow to 21 feet long and weigh one and a half tons. It eats just about anything — including humans.

Now four have been found in Florida...”

I think Floridians are doing their darnest to welcome illegal immigrants to our shores. Yes

Oh, and we also have these...

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/co...19402.html

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17-06-2016, 08:14 AM
RE: Gator snatches two year old from Disney Lagoon
(17-06-2016 06:16 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  We now also have (drum roll please)...NILE CROCODILES!

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/scienc...orida.html

"The Nile crocodile, which inhabits sub-Saharan Africa, can grow to 21 feet long and weigh one and a half tons. It eats just about anything — including humans.

It takes a *long* time for them to reach that size though and the numbers are exaggerated. Max size is 14-18ft, max weight around 750kg and is extremely unusual. Still, small consolation that you're being eaten by something that news reports exaggerated the size of Tongue

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17-06-2016, 08:23 AM
RE: Gator snatches two year old from Disney Lagoon
(17-06-2016 06:16 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(16-06-2016 09:43 PM)Aliza Wrote:  I'm actually surprised the number is that low. Maybe the non-native boa constrictors are impacting the population?

The Burmese pythons are wrecking havoc here, small animals are being lost at an alarming rate

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/06/us/the....html?_r=0

"This is some snake. At full maturity, a Burmese python routinely reaches lengths of 12 feet or more. Twenty-footers weighing 250 pounds are not unheard-of. The pythons are prodigious breeders, with voracious appetites to match. They are believed to have eaten their way through the Everglades, bringing about startling changes in the ecosystem. Some mammals native to those marshes, like foxes and rabbits, seem to have disappeared, researchers say. Other species — among them raccoons, deer, opossums and bobcats — are close to being wiped out.”

https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/nature/bu...sintro.htm

But wait! That’s not all!

We now also have (drum roll please)...NILE CROCODILES!

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/scienc...orida.html

"The Nile crocodile, which inhabits sub-Saharan Africa, can grow to 21 feet long and weigh one and a half tons. It eats just about anything — including humans.

Now four have been found in Florida...”

I think Floridians are doing their darnest to welcome illegal immigrants to our shores. Yes

Oh, and we also have these...

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/co...19402.html

Wtf is wrong with Florida. People get pythons as pets, but they become too big and they just let them go? What the actual fuck?

That's it...Florida is officially off my list.


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17-06-2016, 08:40 AM
RE: Gator snatches two year old from Disney Lagoon
(17-06-2016 08:23 AM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(17-06-2016 06:16 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  The Burmese pythons are wrecking havoc here, small animals are being lost at an alarming rate

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/06/us/the....html?_r=0

"This is some snake. At full maturity, a Burmese python routinely reaches lengths of 12 feet or more. Twenty-footers weighing 250 pounds are not unheard-of. The pythons are prodigious breeders, with voracious appetites to match. They are believed to have eaten their way through the Everglades, bringing about startling changes in the ecosystem. Some mammals native to those marshes, like foxes and rabbits, seem to have disappeared, researchers say. Other species — among them raccoons, deer, opossums and bobcats — are close to being wiped out.”

https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/nature/bu...sintro.htm

But wait! That’s not all!

We now also have (drum roll please)...NILE CROCODILES!

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/scienc...orida.html

"The Nile crocodile, which inhabits sub-Saharan Africa, can grow to 21 feet long and weigh one and a half tons. It eats just about anything — including humans.

Now four have been found in Florida...”

I think Floridians are doing their darnest to welcome illegal immigrants to our shores. Yes

Oh, and we also have these...

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/co...19402.html

Wtf is wrong with Florida. People get pythons as pets, but they become too big and they just let them go? What the actual fuck?

That's it...Florida is officially off my list.

Yeah, they let them go like it's nothing. People also buy iguanas for pets, and then they just release them when they get too big. Orlando and south are overrun with iguanas now. We need to adopt bio-security laws like Australia has.

You want to see these guys in your backyard? Oh, and the iguanas are not necessarily alone. They seem to be perfectly content in groups. Smile

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(To be fair, they seem non-aggressive unless provoked)

This is what we're pulling out of the everglades.

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I'll keep my peacocks, though.
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17-06-2016, 09:01 AM
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(17-06-2016 08:23 AM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(17-06-2016 06:16 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  The Burmese pythons are wrecking havoc here, small animals are being lost at an alarming rate

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/06/us/the....html?_r=0

"This is some snake. At full maturity, a Burmese python routinely reaches lengths of 12 feet or more. Twenty-footers weighing 250 pounds are not unheard-of. The pythons are prodigious breeders, with voracious appetites to match. They are believed to have eaten their way through the Everglades, bringing about startling changes in the ecosystem. Some mammals native to those marshes, like foxes and rabbits, seem to have disappeared, researchers say. Other species — among them raccoons, deer, opossums and bobcats — are close to being wiped out.”

https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/nature/bu...sintro.htm

But wait! That’s not all!

We now also have (drum roll please)...NILE CROCODILES!

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/scienc...orida.html

"The Nile crocodile, which inhabits sub-Saharan Africa, can grow to 21 feet long and weigh one and a half tons. It eats just about anything — including humans.

Now four have been found in Florida...”

I think Floridians are doing their darnest to welcome illegal immigrants to our shores. Yes

Oh, and we also have these...

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/co...19402.html

Wtf is wrong with Florida. People get pythons as pets, but they become too big and they just let them go? What the actual fuck?

That's it...Florida is officially off my list.

Some people do, but don't forget about that herpetology center that was demolished by hurricane Andrew. At the time it was thought that the animals wouldn't survive, yet after s couple of years we began to get a lot of reports concerning big monitor lizards, mambas, pythons, etc., in the wilds and suburbs of Florida.

That doesn't excuse the assholes that do release their exotic pets, however.

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17-06-2016, 09:05 AM
RE: Gator snatches two year old from Disney Lagoon
this reminds me of the simpsons episode where pigeon-eating lizards show up in springfield. everyone hates the pigeons so theyre cool with it at first. when they realize the lizards are soon going to overpopulate they plan on releasing snakes to kill them all. after that they plan to release snake-eating gorillas. "when winter comes the gorillas will simply freeze to death!"
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17-06-2016, 09:24 AM
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(17-06-2016 08:14 AM)morondog Wrote:  It takes a *long* time for them to reach that size though and the numbers are exaggerated. Max size is 14-18ft, max weight around 750kg and is (a) small consolation that you’re being eaten by something that news reports exaggerated the size of Tongue

That makes me feel better. Dodgy

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17-06-2016, 09:28 AM
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(17-06-2016 08:23 AM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  That's it...Florida is officially off my list.

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Moms, we spend an enormous amount of time removing the invasive Pterois volitans, Red Lionfish, form our reefs. The damn things eat everything, nothing eats them (except us) and the reproduce like rabbits...that is if rabbits laid clutches of 30,000 eggs every four days. Gasp

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