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someday arrived

“Maybe someday they will wake up…”
finally came to The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC).

You just gotta go read this post from IdahoLiberty.com on November 3rd, 2009 first to appreciate the news article below.

Hello. My name is STUPID

Go on, read it. It is short, I promise.

Okay, now we get to fast forward three and a half years.


The FFWCC are those kind folks in charge of protecting and preserving the wildlife of Florida and its world-famous, humongous sub-tropical wetland, The Everglades. They are political appointees who quite probably do care at least a little about doing the right thing for the ecosystem and most certainly get to live large on the taxpayer tab while having important meetings in very nice places.

They finally took a baby step in the right direction.

How much worse did the problem get while they were washing down Russian caviar with designer drinks?

How many of them did it take to come up with this awesome idea in the decade they knew of the problem?

How much better would the ecosystem AND state budget be if the state legislature had followed my two-part suggestion on November 3rd, 2009? .. not to mention that the feds had at least as many people living every bit as large and simultaneously tasked with the same problem that the state buffoons were “working on”.

… on to today’s news:


27 pythons killed so far in Florida’s python hunt 1/22/2013

More than 1,000 people signed up to hunt pythons in the Everglades through Feb. 10 in the hopes of winning cash prizes.

MIAMI (AP) — University of Florida researchers are examining more than two dozen Burmese pythons harvested as part of the state’s “Python Challenge.”

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Tuesday that 27 of the invasive snakes have been killed so far in the competition that began Jan. 12.

More than 1,000 people signed up to hunt pythons in the Everglades through Feb. 10 in the hopes of winning cash prizes. Competitors are allowed to keep the python skins, once researchers finish examining the snakes.

Researchers say the large number of hunters will help them gather more information about the snakes’ habits. It’s unknown how many pythons live in the Everglades. The snakes are considered a menace to native Florida wildlife, and they face both state and federal bans.

I just LOVE the last line (which is why I underlined it 😉 ).
How is that ban working for you folks? Heck, just post it on a few mangrove trees and the snakes will dash off to another location. End of problem. Sigh.

How about a ban on Commissions?

Just about any sporting club (like Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, etc.) would have discovered and solved the problem almost before it started .. at NO expense to the taxpayer.

Ah, but the Russian caviar and designer drink market would have been hurt. Can’t have that.