did anyone see the photo of the snake caught by williams chiropractic
Take it from someone that had a home in South Florida, you should want every exotic snake destroyed on these islands. Just think of the damage they can do.
Those Pythons and Boas are a nightmare for S Florida's very fragile ecosystem; not to mention waking up to find a 9ft snake on your patio. There was a story all in the Florida press around 2010 about a utility service man being bit by a Black Mamba in Ft Lauderdale that had escaped from an illegal collection.
So please leave what's left of our wonderful ecosystem intact. Please watch your importation of exotic animals and invasive plant!
Don't get me wrong, I'm not an animal killer at all...sometimes I even get upset eating a hamburger!
But there is NO place safe to relocate these exotic snakes in the Virgin Islands. No public or privately licensed instructions to house them or (at least in great numbers)...AND we still would run the chance of their escape into our island!
Save our very fragile ecosystem
I understand the reluctance to kill any animals, but exotic snakes are a grave danger to our fragile islands. AND It is against our Virgin Island laws to posess them at all.
Ask yourself, do you want snakes to occupy our lands like Lion Fish occupy our seas? The risk is just to great for any of them to live.
We humans have destroyed our native ecosystem enough! Our poor beautiful bird population is another good example. The mongoose introduction was the final straw for many native animals. One particular example was our beautiful native Parrot...lost for ever.
CruzanIron I'm sorry, I didn't mean to give that impression at all. What I meant is that all snakes are perfect in their native environments, BUT an exotic snakes can be a grave danger out of it's own environment.
I think it is just too big a risk to take for any live exotic snake to be on our islands. Please google Guam or Everglades to see what exotic snakes can to.
Please google Guam or Everglades to see what exotic snakes can to.
Google says that after the accidental introduction of brown snakes to Guam, their population exploded to two million. They ate pretty much all the birds on the island, and out of Guam's 12 native forest bird species, 10 have become extinct.
I didn't think the effects can be that dramatic. Thanks for pointing that out, MGW.