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What gun for python?

It’s apparently python season in Florida. No, really.

Update: Increased level of difficulty since no centerfire is allowed.

23 Responses to “What gun for python?”

  1. Nate Says:

    Taurus Judge? Or an M4gery with a chainsaw attachment…

  2. Bruiser Says:

    The biggest one I can get my hands on! With explosive bullets if possible.

  3. Weer'd Beard Says:

    I’m surprised that there even IS a season for an introduced invasive species. You’d think Florida Game wardens and park rangers would be happy about every one that gets killed, no matter the season.

  4. Crotalus Says:

    Heh! Yes, pythons. People have been buying young reticulated pythons as pet, and when they got too large, they turned them loose in the Everglades, Now, there’s a stable population of the giant snakes living in Florida.

  5. Crotalus Says:

    Then I go and read the story, and it’s all kinds of pythons, and a Nile Monitor as well!

  6. Justthisguy Says:

    When is BoA (Bank of America) season? I really need to find a better bank.

  7. Dan A Says:

    Saw a PBS show on them, pythons were 15 foot, eating ‘gators. I say 12 gauge, double-ought.

    The “Aliens” equivalent of scrambling the spaceship and nuking them from orbit.

  8. Dwight Brown Says:

    I’m surprised no one has suggested the obvious choice of a Colt Python yet.

    (And I say that as an unabashed S&W fanboy.)

  9. Sebastiantheguywithnoblog Says:

    If you’re really wanting to go badass, make like Turok and use a really big ass KaBar.

    A guy I used to work for who was in Vietnam and Thailand said they killed a python in the village he was working with trying to teach them to set up ambushes the VC. They’re doing a drill, and suddenly the whole village went nuts celebrating. He’s like what the hell guys, focus!

    The interpreter told him they meant no disrespect, but a python was reason to celebrate. They were hungry, and the whole village was going to eat for a week.

    And yes, he said it tasted like chicken.

  10. Stretch Says:

    Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?
    Gotta go with a 12 gauge pump with extended mag (regs permitting), 00 buck, 3 1/2 mag shells for the snakes and a .22 mag with red-dot sight for lizard.

  11. Flighterdoc Says:

    Of course, a Colt Python…why would one use anything else?

  12. Nate Says:

    actually it’s no centerfire RIFLES, centerfire pistols and smoothbores are ok.

  13. Sebastiantheguywithnoblog Says:

    Turns out the python poses the same threat that other top of the food chain creatures pose–mercury contamination.

    At least you can make some cool snakeskin boots. Sweet.

  14. Justthisguy Says:

    @Sebastiantgwnb: This is why when I eat fish, I try to eat mostly sardines, and some herring. Respect your fellow carnivores, though they might be a bit mental from the Hg poisoning.

  15. Sebastiantheguywithnoblog Says:

    Maybe the reason it all tastes like chicken is the Hg. 🙂

    One more reason to eat as low on the food chain as you can. I try to, but certainly enjoy a good sushi here and again.

  16. Timmeehh Says:

    Screw the boots, Seb, I want a matching belt and holster.

  17. Mikee Says:

    Almost any yard-care implement will do for a python, especially on a cool day. Sure, a Kabar is nice, but with a cane cutter or even a pointy shovel, man versus python is pretty one-sided. I’d go with a heavy machete (that I got for $5.95 at Callahan’s here in Austin) or my hookbill ditch weeder.

    Or perhaps a Kaiser blade. Some folks call it a swing blade, mmmmm-hmmmmmm.

  18. DeadCenter56 Says:

    “Im surprised that there even IS a season for an introduced invasive species.”

    There is no season on private land, or restriction as to method of taking (subject to local weapon laws). The only season is on state Wildlife Management Areas which are patrolled and managed by the state.

  19. RML Says:

    The videographer is my boy Joe Cavaretta from the Sun-Sentinel. We go way back in the biz and had an adventurous couple of years roaming the backroads of New Mexico’s Indian reservations for the late great Albuquerque Tribune.

  20. Jerry Says:

    Hey guys, do these $900 python pants make my ass look fat?

    Little Jerry

  21. Dwight Brown Says:

    Mikee: You’re in Austin? Maybe we should meet up sometime for french fried potaters, mmmmmmm-hmmmmm.

  22. straightarrow Says:

    I like spiders and snakes
    But that ain’t what it takes to love me.

  23. straightarrow Says:

    ok, truth! Spiders scare me silly, snakes and I have an agreement, leave me alone I won’t kill you. No such agreement with spiders.