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This might be the dumbest thing we’ve ever heard:
A plan by the state to establish a colony of venomous timber rattlesnakes on an off-limits island in Massachusetts’ largest body of water has some rattled by visions of dangerous serpents slithering through the surrounding woods, attacking hikers, fishermen and hunters.
Those are completely irrational fears based on the public’s aversion to snakes, said Tom French of the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, who’s directing the project at the 39-square mile Quabbin Reservoir and representing the state at a public meeting Tuesday to address the concerns.
French said he’s received several emails and phone calls from worried residents who fear the snakes will escape the island.
“People are afraid that we’re going to put snakes in a place of public use and that they are going to breed like rabbits and spread over the countryside and kill everybody,” he said.
There are only about 200 of the endangered snakes indigenous to Massachusetts left in five scattered pockets from greater Boston to the Berkshires, French said. Loss of habitat and human-caused deaths means they could disappear altogether, which is why the Quabbin project is so critical.
The plan to establish the snakes on Mount Zion — at more than 1,400 acres, the largest island in the reservoir — has been in the works for several years. A handful of snakes will be raised at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, and placed on the island in a couple more years when they are mature enough to survive in the wild.
The public’s concerns stem from the fact that rattlesnakes can swim and the island is connected to the mainland by a pair of narrow causeways, French said.
There is no plan to deny public access to the Quabbin, and concerns that snakes will leave the island and threaten humans are unfounded, French said.
Seriously, why are human beings obsessed with keeping alive the 1% of animals that can kill us no problem. What is the need for this? We did this last summer when all those ding dongs tries to save the idiot shark who thought it would be a smart idea to leave the water and go sun tanning on the beach. This is nature. It’s us vs. them. This is not the Lion King where certain species of animals form alliances. It’s us against the world. If rattle snakes go extinct, then they go extinct. Wasn’t meant to be. Shit happens when you can’t survive in the wild. It’s called Darwinism. Finding ways for animals to survive when they can’t is the exact opposite of letting nature take its course.
Oh yea, and I love how these people at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife are trying to assure people that the snakes are gonna be happy on their island. But oh yea, they can also swim. I’m sure they’ll never leave though. Until they kill off all the delicious mice and chipmunks and get a little curious. Would you wanna spend your entire life on some island eating the same shit over and over again? What if you possessed the power to leave? You’re honestly telling me a snake has the ability to leave the island and it’s NEVER gonna give it a shot? LOL. Come one now.
The bottom line is this serves no legitimate purpose for human beings who live anywhere near the Quabbin Reservoir. Will it lead to a rattle snake killing someone’s dog someday? Maybe, maybe not. But a great way to make sure that never happens is to not bring a bunch of rattle snakes to the Quabbin Reservoir. Boom. Problem solved.
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