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Old 12-10-2012, 11:11 PM
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Default Re: You live in Florida and your pet snake get too big, now what?

Ard,

I agree with you 100% The only hope is a bounty, and one large enough to make it worthwhile. I read somewhere, possibly here , where a western river was being over run by pike minnows or some such odd name, and the power company put a bounty on them. The champion pike minnow slayer made over $50,000 catching them one year, yet the cost was miniscule compared to any other solution (including doing nothing), the money remained in the community, and the invasives numbers were quickly reduced radically.

No doubt there would be enterprising guys running long trap lines, and making good money doing it, both on the bounties and the hides.

Unfortunately, government never likes citizens taking care of themselves or their own problems in an uncomplicated, sensisble way.
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