0 Post a comment Animals behaving badly amuse the internet Enlarge ImageSnakes alive, this python is a big ‘un. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission “Problem pythons” sounds like a great band name, but it’s a real issue for some areas of Florida. Burmese pythons are breeding and spreading across wildlife areas, including the fragile Everglades. The state now pays trappers to round up the large snakes, and one particular hunter just caught a doozy. Trapper John Hammond grabbed an 18-foot-long (5.5-meter) python this past weekend. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shared a startling photo of his trophy on Facebook earlier this week. “During cooler months, people are more likely to see pythons during the day,” the commission wrote. Hammond, officially known as a Python Removal Contractor, snagged the snake in the Everglades Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area near Miami. Burmese pythons can reach 20 feet (6 meters) in size. More nope-ropes The story didn’t end happily for the snake. FWC says pythons caught for the program are humanely euthanized. Hammond told Fox 35 he would use the snake’s hide after skinning it. The news station also reports the snake just set a new record for largest python caught as part of Florida’s removal program. The 150-pounder beat out a 17-foot, 120-pound snake snagged in November. It’s sad to see what happens to these majestic animals, but Florida is trying to control the invasive species, which is taking a serious toll on native wildlife. The state even offers Python Patrol, a training program for private citizens that teaches them how to identify, capture and humanely kill the predators. Hundreds of the snakes have been removed since Florida started its python-control efforts. Tags CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. Share your voice Nest doorbell camera catches slithery snake on video Rare two-headed venomous snake offers double the nope 11 Photos Random
Unfit buses get makeover in N’ganj for Eid. Photo: Ashraful AlamUnscrupulous bus owners in the district have refurbished their old and unfit buses to operate those during the mad rush of Eid-ul-Fitr, caring little about the safety and security of holidaymakers.Every year, thousands of people who leave capital Dhaka and its adjacent districts to celebrate Eid with the families in their village homes face this trouble due to inadequate public transport.Taking advantage of the situation, bus owners repair their unfit vehicles to carry passengers, defying the risk of fatal accidents.During a visit to Narayanganj Central Bus Terminal, the UNB correspondent found at least 10 unfit and worn-out buses were getting prepared for plying roads during Eid.Talking to the UNB correspondent, some transport owners said as there is huge rush during three days before and after Eid, they repair their old vehicles to meet the additional demand of passengers.”Taking advantage of the situation, bus owners make brisk business using their old and unfit buses,” said garment worker Harun Miah.”One of such unfit bus had gone out of operation on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway during our Eid journey to Noakhali last year, triggering a long tailback on the highway and causing unbearable sufferings to us,” Nurul said.Babul Hossain, a bus painter of the central bus terminal area, said, “They’ve to face huge pressure of work during Eid every year and there’s no exception this year, too.”Engine mechanic Yasin Miah said they have to work round the clock during Eid every year as they have to complete the huge work at least a week ahead of Eid.Turning down the allegation, Moktar Hossain, president of Narayanganj Bus-Minibus Owners Association, said, “There’s no scope of operating unfit busses as the administration is on alert to check irregularities.”But, Rafiur Rabbi, convener of Passengers Rights Protection Forum, alleged that the owners are doing such illegal facelift work with the help of some dishonest officials of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA).”It’s possible to stop plying such unfit vehicles if the BRTA officials and administration become strict,” he added.This illegal practice is going on amid the alarming increase in road accidents across the country.Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passengers’ welfare association, on 25 January claimed that some 7,221 people were killed in at least 5,514 road accidents across the country in 2018 alone.Some 15,466 others were injured in the accidents, they added.
Harris County District Attorney’s OfficeTerry Dewayne Rodgers.The UT Police at Houston took Terry Dewayne Rodgers into custody around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday after he had escaped from a courtroom in downtown Houston on Monday.UT Police at Houston serves the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. According to a tweet from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, “preliminary indications” are that Rodgers “was seeking medical services at a UT System facility.”Rodgers, who had recently been arrested for possession of the controlled substance ecstasy, escaped Monday from the 351st State District Court, located in downtown Houston.Rodgers had been conditionally free on bond on a charge of Assault of a Family Member. Share