What Would You Do If You Found A Burmese Python Eating Your Family Pet…Here’s What One Florida Man Did
What would you do if you went out into your backyard and saw that a very large Burmese python had not only killed your family pet, but was also in the process of starting to eat it ? Well, one Florida man came upon that exact scenario, he found a very large Burmese python had not only killed his pet goat, but had just began to start swallowing it whole. He went back into his house, grabbed his pistol and started shooting the snake, over and over again, until he was sure that the serpent was dead.
Invasive species like the Burmese pythons have not only invaded states like Florida, they have started breeding and are now a genuine problem to the ecosystem in that state. Since the mid-1990s, several species of non-native, giant constrictor snakes, such as Burmese pythons and boa constrictors, have surfaced in localities throughout southern Florida. Several are known or suspected to be breeding and appear to be spreading northward.
Increasingly, media and other reports of sightings or encounters with these animals have emphasized the dangers they could impose on native species, ecosystems, pets, and people. The USGS Fort Collins Science Center (FORT), government resource management agencies, the University of Florida, Davidson College (NC), and The Nature Conservancy have been collaborating on research and intervention methods to cope with an urgent need to understand and control these large, widespread predators.
State and local authorities ask that if you come upon one of these animals, that you contact them so that they can capture these animals. Me personally, I think that is a tremendous waste of tax dollars. If you happen to find one on your property, and since it is a non-native and invasive species, you should be able to dispatch the animal right then and there., just like the man in the video below did.