Do you have $26 dollars? Are you a hunter looking to kill things on state land in Florida? Well, my friend, do I have a deal for you! The Florida Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced that they’re organizing a special hunt for invasive species like pythons, anacondas, and monitor lizards which are harming Florida’s environment. From March 8 through April 16, you can bag as many non-native snakes as you can shoot, stab, or smash, so get your fill and upgrade those boots! It’s like a real-life version of Springfield’s Whacking Day from The Simpsons! Here’s the details, including the species of snakes you can bag, the rules of the hunt, and areas permitted. It’s time for man to finish the culling nature started.
Like TreeHugger, I’m wondering where PETA stands on this issue.
We all know PETA is against eating snakes, but they also want to preserve and save the environment. Every year, these pythons and other invasive species cause millions of dollars worth of damage to Florida, kill native species, wreck the habitat of endangered animals, and generally cause nothing but problems. So… does PETA kill one species to save many others? I’d think yes.