Pity its a complete lie really
The irritating thing about this story ( aside from the depressing statistic that every single fact mentioned in it is wrong ) is that the dumb bastards are using this bollocks to try and ban the importation and interstate transportation of a whjole slew of animals.
This will penalise thousands of honest reptile keepers and effectively shut down large sections of the pet trade.
They bleat that this is about conservation but yet cats and dogs are allowed to eat the native wildlife at will with n'ery a peep.
Only parts of florida will EVER be affected - the climate in the other places mentioned will not support a population of any of the species of python and no boa constrictor comes close to being as deadly as they claim.
As a side point the total deaths from snakes in the US in the past 20 years is..........
And this includes the native venomous snakes as well. The much hyped news stories are quietly updated as the truth comes out - the child "killed by a 12 foot burmese python" recently turned out to have been killed by the parents who tried to use the snake to cover it up. The snake was only 8 foot long by the way and being kept illegally in improper housing in the first place.
But I guess "drug selling lackwit kills own child - also keeps a snake" isn't as catchy a headline.
The idiots involved in this legislative fiasco are happily fellating PETA thinking they are kissing mother nature.
Oh and even their own experts are now backing hurriedly away from the population estimates originally claimed to be in the wild.
The more I see of people like this the more I like my snakes.
Oh and paris because we have stupid, fellating and drugs in the post already.
Valtrex for the win!!