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Tag: pythons


CLIMATE: Our winters too cold for pythons

The Burmese pythons now in Florida will cross many state lines and become established in Washington and Oregon by 2100 if temperatures continue to rise, according to a federal study. And Congressman Norm Dicks says that it’s time to make sure that no more of these snakes are allowed to enter the United States or to cross state lines (TNT, 1-16).

The writers of this federal python study, Dicks and perhaps even those Burmese pythons in Florida need to be informed of the NOAA National Climatic Data Center reports indicating that our Northwest winter temperatures have actually been trending

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PYTHONS: Dicks’ time better spent elsewhere

So Norm Dicks is leading the charge to ban pythons (TNT, 1-16).

I have a suggestion for the good congressman: Stop searching in the grass for something to occupy the time of Congress. Do lead the charge through the morass and swamps to bring the country to fiscal responsibility.