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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Nothing that endangers a human being. Rodents and other small animals beware. Poisonous snakes are more of an issue for people if only because they may be allergic to the snake bite.
    A large constrictor can kill a human. Especially kids and women folk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    Snake in the video is a green anaconda, no established populations are known to exist in the US (key word, Known) !
    Well, if we are in for a cycle of colder weather years, that will prevent any anaconda migration north.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Nothing that endangers a human being. Rodents and other small animals beware. Poisonous snakes are more of an issue for people if only because they may be allergic to the snake bite.
    Never heard that, pit vipers have a hemotoxic venom that causes mass tissue necrosis in all but those immune by way of anti venom. Coral snakes have a neurotoxic venom that attacks organ function, nasty stuff. No allergies cause those effects. Perhaps in rare cases, compound those effects.

    If you are injected with pit viper venom, you WILL have a bad day. Anyphalaxis or no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Well, if we are in for a cycle of colder weather years, that will prevent any anaconda migration north.
    Yes we are moving into a natural 30 year cooling cycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    A large constrictor can kill a human. Especially kids and women folk.
    Yes, but there are no native large constrictors. There are those that have been released that may be a danger, assuming they survive. That's why the biggest problem is in FLA. The climate there generally doesn't reach killing temperatures and there is plenty of natural snake habitat and food for boas and pythons, among other tropical snakes and reptiles. The southern west coast is not nearly as accommodating for snakes. Too dry and not enough food except in the cities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Well, if we are in for a cycle of colder weather years, that will prevent any anaconda migration north.
    Depends if a breeding population escapes the herpetology field (or is set loose).

    The established Burmese pythons got here like that.
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    OK, I understand your point.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Yes, but there are no native large constrictors. There are those that have been released that may be a danger, assuming they survive. That's why the biggest problem is in FLA. The climate there generally doesn't reach killing temperatures and there is plenty of natural snake habitat and food for boas and pythons, among other tropical snakes and reptiles. The southern west coast is not nearly as accommodating for snakes. Too dry and not enough food except in the cities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    Never heard that, pit vipers have a hemotoxic venom that causes mass tissue necrosis in all but those immune by way of anti venom. Coral snakes have a neurotoxic venom that attacks organ function, nasty stuff. No allergies cause those effects. Perhaps in rare cases, compound those effects.

    If you are injected with pit viper venom, you WILL have a bad day. Anyphalaxis or no.
    There are plenty of far less venomous snakes out there that are lethal to rodents, but not generally lethal to people, unless they are allergic - that's what I meant. Even the common garter snake has venom. No big deal if it bites you, unless you are allergic to the mild venom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Yes, but there are no native large constrictors. There are those that have been released that may be a danger, assuming they survive. That's why the biggest problem is in FLA. The climate there generally doesn't reach killing temperatures and there is plenty of natural snake habitat and food for boas and pythons, among other tropical snakes and reptiles. The southern west coast is not nearly as accommodating for snakes. Too dry and not enough food except in the cities.
    We actually do have two native Boas, both in the SW, but they are both small burrowers.

    The rosy boa and the rubber boa, no native pythons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    Depends if a breeding population escapes the herpetology field (or is set loose).

    The established Burmese pythons got here like that.
    They will also probably get wiped out by a temperature shift.
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