Burmese Pythons in Florida

Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 10:40 PM Bookmark and Share
There's a nice trio of opinion pieces up on the NY Times website on Burmese Pythons in Florida, and what (if anything) should be done to prevent future introductions of non-native wildlife in the U.S.

My opinion? Various efforts to control non-native animals in Florida are a good thing, as are efforts continuing to study them while they persist.  But  I'm hardly a fan of any new laws regarding captive animals that aren't applied equally to species from all taxa (like fish or cats). Crack down on cat owners, and I'll warm up to similar efforts against python owners. Otherwise, let responsible reptile owners be.

[Hat tip to Bryan Christy, Burmese Pythons: The New Wolves]


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