burmese python

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burmese python

Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:45 am

got chatting to a nice guy on the range yesterday. he told me he went out shooting rabbits at night. THE REASON - apart from enjoying shooting he has a burmese python that he keeps in a long tank in his flat! Apparently it eats the sh*t out the rabbits.

Has anyone a better reason for shooting rabbit.
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Re: burmese python

Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:46 pm

That python would have to share the rabbits with me - gorgeous meat.

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Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:28 pm

Jon I would be very aware of anyone that want to take me back to his place and show you his big python

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Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:42 pm

At least you won't have the same problems we do here when the pythons escape. The snakes are gradually moving north, but not quite to me yet. I don't know how much cold they can stand, but it doesn't get that cold here. I don't mind native species of reptile, but importing them as pets hasn't worked well in Florida. As a mammal, I guess I'm just prejudiced against the things. I also have a pet rabbit. :D

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Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:54 pm

Interesting point you make about Florida. I asked the guy if he needed any sort of licence to keep the python, to which he said no but he personally thought that there should be a law. Like the States the big issue is owners being unable to manage the pet as it grows and then releasing into the wild. If you had to produce a licence before you could buy then this would help stop their escape/release.

The rabbits might also be a little appreciative too.
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Re: burmese python

Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:44 am

About 10 years ago there was an albino python that killed an infant. Got out of it's cage in the night and found the crib. This was a 12 ft. snake. Happened in a town about 40 miles from me.

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Re: burmese python

Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:29 pm

Hi FPoole
Are they not the top predator in Florida now ahead of the alligator, the latter of which they have found inside escaped pythons.
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Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:13 pm

In the 32 C heat this afternoon, I am sure I saw a python at the waters edge on the River Avon here in Warwickshire.
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