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Snakes In A Swamp

congress burmese pythonA lot of people presume that a congressional hearing must be, by definition, a boring affair. A Senate hearing scheduled for tomorrow contradicts this idea.

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife and Subcommittee on Oversight is holding a hearing tomorrow morning at 10:00 entitled, “Threats to Native Wildlife Species”. That sounds mildly interesting, but very general.

What the title of this hearing doesn’t reveal is that the subcommittee will discuss legislation proposed to deal with the invasion of southern Florida by between 150,000 and 180,000 Burmese pythons, snakes that have been known to grow to 27 feet in length, one of which has been caught eating a two year-old human child right here in the United States. The pythons have been found digesting entire adult deer, pigs and even a six foot-long alligator.

It’s paying attention to the details of what’s going on in Congress that makes it interesting.

4 comments to Snakes In A Swamp

  • randy ray haugen

    that is interesting. does peta know about this?
    say save a python, kill a baby.
    the animal rights people can square off against the pro-life crowd and the rest of us can wait and see how far north of burma these snakes can crawl.
    just kidding. that’s will never happen because the pro- lifers only care about unborn life.
    full steam ahead congress.(is this pork related spending?)

  • qs

    I don’t like reptiles. Shoot them all.

  • Kevin

    I blame the government for allowing illegal aliens to steal our jobs!

    and drink our beer!

    dang alien lizard overlords….

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