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florida gators... never threatened!

If you ain't a Gator, you should be! Alligators (and endangered crocs) are important indicator species atop their food chains, with sensitivity to pollution and pesticides akin to humans. See ESA blawg. Gator blood could be our pharmaceutical future, too. See ESA musing.


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"This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it." -- Thomas Jefferson to William Roscoe, December 27, 1820.


Thanks, Kevin.

KEVIN S. PETTITT helped found this blawg. A D.C.-based IT consultant specializing in Lotus Notes & Domino, he also maintains Lotus Guru blog.

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For years, irresponsible pet owners – unwilling to destroy their too-big-to-keep reptile friends – have silently released their unwanted Burmese pythons into the Florida Everglades.  The pythons survived.  The Everglades now squirms with breeding populations of hungry snakes, and the exploding populations of this exotic species could doom other species.  Read the rest of the story at

Photo of Burmese python in the Everglades from the South Florida Water Management District.