Giant Snakes Celebrate Monty Python’s 40th

Boa v. Python / Flying CircusGeeks and nerds everywhere are celebrating Monty Python’s 40th anniversary. From USA Today:

“”We should have had the 37th anniversary or the 41 and 1/2 anniversary; 40 seems too predictable for Python,” says Michael Palin, one of six members of the comedy troupe that launched Monty Python’s Flying Circus in 1969.”

Don’t worry, Mike. Giant man-eating snakes invading the U.S. are in the news to help with the publicity.

The snake invasion isn’t an April Fools’ joke. (For one thing, it’s October). According to National Geographic, “Alien Giant Snakes Threaten to Invade Up to 1/3 of U.S..”

“Nine species of giant snakes—none of them native to North America and all popular pets among reptile lovers—could wreak havoc on U.S. ecosystems if the snakes become established in the wild, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)”

If that’s not absurd enough for you, this report from Miami claims that PETA is concerned for the snakes, which grow up to 20 feet long in South Florida.

“Thankfully, while South Florida’s and potentially the nation’s ecosystems and wildlife are being threatened by invasive species, PETA is doing their best to ensure that thousands of 200-pound giant snakes die a dignified death.”

I want those *bleep*ing snakes off this *bleeping* continent!

British humour and weird Internet memes win yet again.

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