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Scientist fear that huge 250 pound Burmese Pythons could spread from South Florida to much of the Southern United States. According to a survey report, pythons find ⅓ of the United States to be comfortable for them to spread. Snakes such as Burmese Pythons have shown to be highly adaptable. These snakes can slither at a constant rate of 20 miles, and they never stop moving. The Burmese Python have killed children who were mistaken for food and are unable to stop their instinctive reaction to coil and squeeze. However, Burmese Pythons will have to get past Florida’s alligators first. The absence of predators such as alligators can make these snakes’ journey much easier.
According to the article “Burmese pythons : not the ideal pet”,Matt Piven states “The python’s unique hinged jaws allow it to swallow an object five times as wide as it’s own head.” This statement means it would be very difficult to kill a snake like this,so if the hunter was not survive. My reasoning is to spread the word that the people we set out to kill these monsters needs to be trained not people that have no experience they're basically putting themselves in a cage saying “come at me.” In addition a newspaper article that goes by the name of “Florida's python hunt” by Andrew Ng he mentions “with no natural predators,these eating machines appear to be wiping out huge numbers of opossums,raccoons,and many bird species.” Ultimately, this matters because we can clearly tell by this article that the Burmese pythons are carnivores(they eat meat). They could easily sneak in someone's house and kill them. Pythons are not safe pets to have. In fact we shouldn't have them as pets at all considering how dangerous they
There are many different species of snakes that inhabit Arizona, but the Sonoran Coral Snake, the Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake, the Milk Snake, and the Sonoran Shovel-Nosed Snake are particularly interesting because despite being different species they all look like one another. The red, black, and yellow stripes they share can be attributed to evolution and environment. The four species of snakes have different diets, habitats, and distribution, but they do share one environmental element: primary predators. All four snakes have raptors, long tailed weasels, and badgers as predators. These snakes have evolved to have stripes because raptors, long tailed weasels, and badgers are less likely to eat snakes with red, black, and yellow stripes
Fatal snake attacks in Australia have risen from 2 to 5 deaths in 2013. The controversy with this is however is that these
The Burmese python is a very large and dangerous snake. Owners go into the store and buy a snake, they like, not realizing how big it's going to get. According to source one, “… Capable of growing to an astonishing length of 23 feet and weigh up to about 200 pounds.” This example provides proof the pythons grow to big to be kept in the house. This article also states, “When animal tries to pull away, it only sinks further into the python grip then the python coils its large and powerful body around the animal… And swallows
Mostly because there are 10’s of thousands of these snakes and that they have no natural predators. In source two by Andrew Ng, the text states, “With no natural predators these eating machines seem to be wiping out huge numbers of opossums, raccoons, and bobcats, as well as many bird species.” As you could most likely tell, these snakes are completely wiping out the Ecosystem. People finally started to notice the large growth in the Burmese python’s population. The people of Florida knew that they had to do something or the ecosystem would absolutely die, because at this point they were fed up with doing nothing. Source two states, “Florida senator Bill Nelson took the skin from a 16-foot python to senate committee on the
The Diadophis punctatus, or more commonly known as the ring-neck snake, is a harmless nocturnal snake that lives throughout the eastern and central part of North America. In Idaho, ring-neck snakes can be found at the west and south-east part of the state.
In the first place, snakes can be extremely enormous and the people that buy the Burmese python snakes don’t know that at all.The text states from source 1," largest snakes in the world, capable of growing to an astounding length of 23 feet and a weight of up to 200 pounds." These snakes can be extremely dangerous. Does anyone notice how long they grow? I do not understand why people would buy these snakes when they know that the snakes can and will be dangerous. Well, a result of this is, they do not know anything about them and they just buy them. That is why they are
First of all, in “No Witchcraft for sale” by Doris Lessing one amazing message is poisonous snakes are extremely dangerous. In africa, there is a snake that hangs out in the trees. It
According to the article on CNN by Andreas Preuss “Snake brought into restaurant rattles nerves,” a man brought a snake into a restaurant and informed employees that it was a service animal. He claimed the snake was for his depression; the restaurant allowed the snake to stay based on this claim. A diner stated, “It started to slither down the booth behind her,” describing her experience at the restaurant. A snake is not a service animal according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, “only a dog and miniature horses that is individually trained to perform work or tasks for a disabled person is considered a service animal.”
I personally don’t have a problem with snakes (although I’d not want come face to face with a dangerous breed) so I was able to happily watch the film from start to finish. I also noted that it appeared no snakes were mis-handled or badly treated during the filming process….well that’s how it comes across, it appearing that the creatures were respected.
While snakes does acts as agent of karma, they are portrayed as a creature with strong vengeful and evil personality. As illustrated in the tales of Red Heat,
Snakes have multiple historical meanings as symbols; they can sometimes signify as rebirth because snakes shed into a new skin, or poison and medicine because of their venom being able to turn into anti-venom. Snakes are also usually symbolized as evil or even the devil. Some characteristics of a snake in symbolism are rebirth, evil, poison, deception, cold, cunning, transformation, patience, and sin. For example, in the Book of Genesis from the Old Testament of the Bible, the snake that was telling Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge was actually a representation of the devil himself. A snake goes through an awesome transformation when it sheds its skin. In this sense, the process of transformation is also like a rebirth. The old skin is left behind and the snake goes by with a fresh start. This is the symbolism of snake’s transformation: to allow old things that are not working for you to die away and wither is one of the various lessons of the snake. If there is something bothering you or if you are doing things you know is not morally right, it is better to “shed” all that like a snake does with its old skin in order to start fresh. Another good symbol is that of the rattlesnake. Rattlesnakes symbolize boundaries and danger. A rattlesnake defends its
What are the symptoms of ophidiophobia? The fear of snakes is one of the second most common fear among adults U.S. Uncontrollable anxiety around snakes which may include, hyperventilating, screaming, crying when seeing images or things on tv. People with the phobia may also have many thoughts such as, “The snake is going to kill me because of how dangerous