Publicado: 12-08-2012 06:07 PM
Pobrecitas nada son una especie invasora que han acabado con el 99% de la fauna de los Everglades.. Aqui los unicos pobrecitos son los racunes,conejos y todos los animales que las pitones han acabado, hasta un reno de 76 libras le encontraron a una de ella. En fin lo unico que lamento es que la caceria no sea todo el año y que el premio sea tan bajo.
cel1935 ha escrito:
POBRECITOS PERO TIENEN QUE EXTINGUIR UNOS CUANTO YA QUE SE ESTAN COMIENDO A LOS OTROS ANIMALITOS Y SE REPRODUCEN EN MASA
The commission is stressing that they are encouraging hunters to use humane measures to execute the snakes. They suggests shooting the snake in the head with a firearm or decapitating it with a machete. The grand prize of $1,500 will be distributed to the hunter who kills the most pythons. A reward of $1,000 will go to the person who hunts the longest snake. The rules specified that the snake must be harvested but the hunter themselves, road kill will not be eligible. The contests ends on February 10 and has been marketed as not just a hunt but a time to inform the public of the impact the snake is having on the habitat. Tens of thousands of Burmese pythons are believed to be living in the Everglades, where they thrive in the warm, humid climate. While many were apparently released by their owners, others may have escaped from pet shops during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and have been reproducing ever since. Burmese pythons can grow to be 26 feet long and more than 200 pounds, and they have been known to swallow animals as large as alligators. They and other constrictor snakes kill their prey by coiling around it and suffocating it. The National Park Service has counted 1,825 Burmese pythons that have been caught in and around Everglades National Park since 2000. Among the largest so far was a 156-pound, 16.4-foot one captured earlier this month. A study, released in January, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reported that medium-size mammals are down dramatically — as much as 99 percent, in some cases — in areas where pythons and other large, non-native constrictor snakes are known to be lurking. Scientists fear the pythons could disrupt the food chain and upset the Everglades' environmental balance in ways difficult to predict.