**For those of you who don't know what I am talking about the title is from the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling; Parseltongue is the language of Snakes.**
Lately in my hometown pythons, not just any pythons have been everywhere. Florida Fish & Wildlife have been busy, coming and removing them from residences that don't have the proper permits. Or in once instance one was in a storm drain! WTF!
Lets take a look at the suspects that have been found around these parts in the last few months shall we?
1) This one is tiny compared to some of the others we will see 5-foot-long ball python. This was found/removed from a home Tuesday, Sept 15, 2009 because "A landlord told authorities that someone moved out of their home, but left their snake behind." Thats a class act folks. Lets take a looksie...
2) Delila. She has caused quite a stir since she made her presence was made known, Friday, Sept 11, 2009. "Officials said it was the biggest snake they had seen on the job -- measuring 20 feet and weighing more than 350 pounds, according to its owner. It is 30 inches around and 17 years old." HOLY COW! Yah she's H-U-G-E!! and the owner went on to say this..."I've got pictures of my daughter riding on her back" -Is he kidding me!? He's what?! That's gotta be a joke. Lets see some shots of Miss Delila, shall we?
She had 4 rabbits for lunch Friday... and you can see them in this pic:
Notice in the upper middle the woman and her BABY!! NO effing way would I left E anywhere near that snake... eff that!! These people had double their dose of crazy for breakfast!
See what I mean... uhh NO WAY!!!
Apparently posing w/Mickey Mouse is so yesterday! Posing w.Delila is so now!
You get it she's HUGE & was on the TODAY show...yah yah... Moving right along...
Side note- "Burmese pythons are not native to Florida and can grow to more than 20 feet in length and weigh 200 pounds. The species has been in the news recently in Florida, first because of the problem of pythons released into the wild, then because a python strangled a 2-year-old girl in Sumter County in July." - Click Here for the full story
3) Curious about the burmese python that strangled that poor little girl? This one is almost 9 feet long. Its a sad story. It got out of its cage in the middle of the night and into the crib of the sleeping toddler. This story made me sick to my stomach, as I have a toddler. The parents are being charged. This was only 1 of 2 snakes in the home. The other was a 6 foot boa constrictor. Here is a picture of one of the local news personnel holding said almost 9 foot burmese python back in July.
4) How would you like to be taking a stroll through your neighborhood and see an albino Burmese python? Yah well one that measured between 6 and 7 feet was found in a neighborhood in MY cty last month on Aug 17, 2009. "This was probably somebody's pet that they felt it either got too large to care for, or it escaped its own enclosure and had been surviving in the wild for some time." Morgan of (my county has been removed sorry folks!) County Animal Services said." "The larger they get, the bigger the meal. This guy here could easily eat a small rabbit, but as they get larger, you have to start worrying about the family dog," Morgan said. YIKES!!
5) A boy found a 17-foot Burmese python Friday while walking near his uncle's veterinarian office in Okeechobee County, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said on July 31, 2009. Thw FWC said the snake weighed 207lbs. -Um HOLY SHIT!
Okay so I think yall get my point. I also saw a story where a man was going to bring his trash cans in and there was a 5 footer coiled up. Um... WTF?! I hate snakes, with a passion & the recent influx of them on the news doesn't help at all. I think they are GROSS. When I was in 2nd grade & again im 4th (had the SAME teacher twice... Lucky me) we had 3, yes 3 pet snakes. I always seemed to get "pet keeper" as my Life Skills thing. UGH it sucked. I would have rather do the trash. I remember wanting to cry I hated it so much. I used to have to feed it the mice and clean out the cages and to do that I had to take them out... which meant touching them & "playing" with them. Im pretty sure that's why I hate snakes so much to this day.
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