Dangerous Invaders 09, Python vs Raccoon

99 thoughts on “Dangerous Invaders 09, Python vs Raccoon

  1. It's very difficult to eradicate invasive species after they have established a breeding population, but it's not impossible either. We simple have to accept the fact of living with Burmese Pythons here in Florida. No, I've never seen or filmed nile crocodiles in the swamps of the Everglades but if some nile crocodiles escape from exotic importers or alligator farms they certainly will survive and live well in Florida. Thanks for watching (more videos to come soon).

  2. i don't think we should kill pythons in florida or anywhere on earth, they are beautiful predators and listen to charles darwin, don't mess up the balance of nature
    butterfly effect works, a dead of one animal effects nature's balance

  3. havinng proble of Alligator and Phytons in you backyard???
    CAUTION it may also eat you

  4. @ojatro Thanks a lo. But what are the implications of just licensing a certain number of individuals to purposefully make game out of, and shoot these invasive species – the Python and the Monitor?

  5. That is very much true and the same situation happens in Florida after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. I was not uncommon that the pest control got call for cobras to be removed from peoples backyard in Homestead.

  6. Any species (violent or not) has its place in the eco system. The invasive species of pythons in the Everglades of Florida will find its place as apex predators and survive on its own limitations (being hunted or not). Thanks for watching.

  7. They should make it a law, see python make it the only thing you can shoot and kill all year long. The only thing is they should immediately report the killing of the snake, so they local authorities can categorized it and if needed do research on it for whatever it consumes and if any common reptile disease was in that area, which could affect other wildlife.

  8. Is it true that it's still illegal to hunt these pythons? You'd think having a mass python hunt in the everglades would help out this severe invasive species problem.

  9. Amazing, he's talking about the florida area for the most part right?
    Or could they have spread around the adjacent states and even to the swamps and forests of other states?
    I mean, if they are reproducing and spreading, how would you figure it cuold take before they expand as far westward as say, Lousiana or even Texas? Well, maybe not quite that far, but it is possible. These videos do bring a lot ot my attention. I'm glad you posted them. Though it makes me wonder how these snakes came here.

  10. @davedetrick Yes. Joe is talking about South Florida in general. Python could not survive for a long period of time in the cold weather regions of the US but South Florida and in particular the vast Everglades, are just perfect for this magnificent constrictors. Thanks for watching.

  11. @zizthesin there is a difference between evolution and invasive species that has no apex predator, they unbalance the eco system and the animals living within that area.

  12. @robz283 People dislike reptiles and snakes in particular. The purpose of my documentaries is NOT to make every one like reptiles but to reveal their behavior and hopefully people will understand these animals a little better. Thanks for watching.

  13. I know a giant snake isn't something a raccoon is used too seeing, but don't they, as rodents, have a natural fear of something that big? or is the bugger so close to the ground they can't really notice the size?

  14. @BoboThatMonkey I'm a filmmaker in the first place and not a hunter. My job is to portrait nature objectively and hopefully raise public awareness on certain issues. Thanks for watching.

  15. @username11223344556 I do film mostly in South Florida near the Everglades. Also, one can't just put two wild animals in front of a camera and expect them to interact with each other. Wildlife filming doesn't work that way. Thanks for watching.

  16. @overscoreSX Python like many other snakes do not always kill and eat any possible pry animal they come across. It might be that the python just eat or it's getting ready to shed its skin.


  18. @francisceno1976 I trap them because they keep eating our chickens and I can safely say I've never seen a nice racoon. The racoon won't run, I run unless I have a gun. Racoons are mean animals and I've never heard of anyone domisticating one. Doesn't mean it hasn't happened but I'd have to see it to believe it.

  19. @Rhysbridgeashwell No. I focus on my film work and that's plenty of work. They don't have any nubers on how large the python population is but careful guessing might reach into the thousands and up. Young raccoons are very inquisitive like many other animals.

  20. @vogelbuurtful3 No. That's Joe. I'm behind the cam. You can see me in the video Crocodile Rescue 01, Crocodile vs Humans

  21. if there a problem what you should do is get some ferrets because they wont try attack a raccoon or bobcat but they will easily kill snakes.

  22. @Matty18795 That's not a solution at all, cuz ferrets will kill birds, plunder their nests and do more havoc to many endangered species.

  23. @Matty18795 Ferrets and Mongoose do kill snakes, among other things. However, they kill much smaller snakes. Mongoose kill cobra, ferrets kill smaller snakes too. A python could easily kill a cobra. Plus, I don't agree in getting rid of invasive species with another one, every "fix it" species ever used ends up becoming a problem of its own! Australia introduced rabbits for hunting, but got overpopulated, so they bring the fox, that became overpopulated!

  24. wow i started at jay-z and kanye west – niggas in paris… and now im asking myself: how the hell did i get here? but awesome videos here 🙂

  25. @Kaasbalable Thank you. I'm filming american crocodiles right now and hopefully will get enough material for my next show soon…

  26. Need to take-out the pythons down in the Florida Everglades before they do anymore damage to the natural wildlife down there.

  27. Thank you. Indeed, it's quite interesting at times. Nevertheless, it most wildlife scenes seems less dramatic during the actual filming but later, during the editing process, one finds the drama unfolding many times…

  28. great footage… I am kinda glad you didn't put any footage of the raccoons getting eaten… good job sir

  29. Bro, even big cats have trouble with giant pythons. I'm all for snakes, but this is unnatural, and is eating everything. Us humans are the cause for this, and fortunately anything we find tasty, we can eliminate. Let's hope these pythons taste like chicken.

  30. exactly python taste like chicken. a chicken without wings. there's a Chinese guy a friend of my invited me to eat for a dinner and a phython was our meal.

  31. Wild burms eat once a month if they're lucky, in many cases every few months. They aren't doing any noticeable damage to local Florida wildlife. Burms are however a great scapegoat for misinformed individuals who have no facts to back up their claims. Domestic cats however kill quite a large volume of local wildlife in all 50 states. Additionally, most of the burms have been dying from the cold Florida winters. Everything I have said is already proven and accepted by the scientific community.

  32. You clearly don't know what you are talking about. A 13 foot python is not that large and is easily prey for alligators and medium sized predatory cats. Additionally, African rock pythons are not nearly the largest type. It sounds like your research is performed exclusively on Yahoo news.

  33. It sounds to me like you really need some attention, perhaps even a hug? If you're going to play the local wildlife card, then go after domestic cats and dogs, which kill an exponentially larger amount of animals than snakes (and for sport might I add).

  34. Raccoon: OMG! A Python!
    Python: Hey wassup holmes!
    Raccoon: I'm fine brother! Nice scales! A work of art!
    Python: Haha! Thanks Holmes! Nice place you've got. Pretty cozy. Got to go Holmes. See ya around.
    Raccoon: Yeah, take care brother! Wow, what a nice guy.
    Raccoon's GF: Yeah….

  35. What's the impact on rodent populations?  Are rat and mouse numbers also down?  I think the little raccoon is pretty safe… the python doesn't seem to be hunting, probably just moving to a more stable temperature location.  A great demonstration as to why pet owners in that area should not own large constrictors.  Just my opinion of course…

  36. kill the fucking big snakes then maybe you start seeing raccoon. or hust set back and watch the raccoons get depleted more and more everyday..

  37. if they ever do remove the python and motor lizards they could get the racoon from germany and let them back in to florida as racoons are a invasive specice in germany

  38. thanks for giving us your insiders perspective. Ive been watching relevant news about this and am aware that they've spread from Florida into Alabama and quite probably points further north. African Rocks have killed kids in Canada and even Poland (Northern Europe) is being troubled by pythons. It's quite possible that pythons could decimate not only other wildlife but even all other snakes as fights between even the King Cobra and pythons sometimes end with the Cobra losing even (yeah,sometimes they get lucky if the Cobra misses with the initial strike) – the raccoon population is probably dieing out simply because of ratio numbers as well as combat lethality – pythons offspring are always very high while raccoon litters are usually not very many – with both of them being for the most part nocturnal hunters its just been a matter of time that the pythons have outnumbered and pretty much wiped out the raccoon population

  39. I fucking hate Florida because dumbass humans released their pet pythons out into the everglades and many other parts of Florida killing native wildlife and pets. Florida used to be a good place to visit but not anymore thanks to the pythons. This problem needs to be taken care of and gone for good.

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