On Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:36:01 -0700 (PDT), "Peter T. Daniels"
Post by Peter T. Daniels
No -- just think of Australia's rabbits and whatever it was that was
brought in to control them, and those monster snakes that are taking
over the Everglades. It's almost impossible to get rid of introduced
species (or invasive ones, too, such as the mussels that are clogging
up waterworks in the easternmore Great Lakes) -- yet Vancouver has
managed it, even if not by human doing.
The pythons in the Everglades are there because individuals who bought
them as pets finally decided that creature that can grow up to 18-foot
in length is not the ideal housepet. They dumped them in the 'Glades.
Those snakes, and their descendents, are now posing a serious threat
to native wildlife.
The state is paying hunters to destroy the snakes and eggs. Over
1,000 pythons were killed in a little over a year. The hunters are
paid $8 to $10 an hour plus a bounty depending on the length of the
snake or if the snake is on a nest of eggs. A female python can lay
up to 70 eggs a season.
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida