OT - Invasive Snakes

Judy Glattstein jgglatt@gmail.com
Sun, 09 Jan 2011 05:44:59 PST
As you can read here in a New York Times article 
the government is taking aim at non-native thought-to-be-invasive 
snakes. What caught my attention were the statements:

"At the heart of their arguments[the snake owners] is a critique of the 
emerging science of invasive species risk assessment 
And their response has highlighted the challenges that the government 
faces as it increasingly moves to protect native flora and fauna not 
just from current invasive species but also from future threats."


"Andrew Wyatt, the president of the [reptile keepers] association, 
argues that the government is now promoting a native-species-only agenda 
favored by environmental groups."

Sound familiar?

Judy in frigid and snow covered New Jersey where any outdoor Burmese 
pythons would be rendered unable to provide a threat

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