David Andrews, Everglades National Park director states, “this program is what has paid for all of the pythons to be removed from the Everglades National Park area. Without the funding, the pythons would continue to over populate and decrease the mammal population even further. It would also allow the pythons to continue preying on the endangered species in the area until they could possibly become extinct.” Scientist are especially worried about the overpopulation of these snakes because of the diminishing population of animals. All of which led to the decrease of native trees, plants and fish-eating birds. It is also feared by local officials that it is only a matter of time before the snakes harm a visitor at the Everglades National Park.
Swizzling around the Everglades, the Burmese Python stretches to be one of the five biggest snake species in the world, and are captivated because of their beautiful color and pattern on their scales. Because of their beautiful scales and patterns they show, people captivate them as pets, but they end up releasing them into the wild. The presence of Burmese pythons is changing the Everglades. Not only can the appearance and outer look of the Burmese Python change the Everglades, but the general size and its natural survival ways also changing the Everglades. Burmese Pythons are the largest snakes in the world.
Methods have been used in freshwater by taking all the oxygen from the water where snakeheads have been found. This method, however, kills all fish and life in the water. Once desolate like the reef oxygen, is reintroduced to the water and game and prey fish are released. With time, the area of water will return to being thriving and alive filled with game fish. On land, invasive species such as the wild boar are taking over Texas lands and hurting commercial industries.
After the movie Jaws came out people thought it would be macho to go and hunt sharks. There would be killing tournaments to see who could get the biggest shark. The biggest shark that was ever caught was a 20 foot long great white shark. People are also overfishing sharks. There is a huge problem with finning for shark steaks or shark fin soup.
This change of thought and decision making is only natural due to the nature of the Hunger Games. A large giveaway that Katniss is making decisions that benefit her is the fact that was killing people in the arena. An example of this is when a group of “career” tributes (the tributes that have trained for the Hunger Games since they were young) and Peeta chase Katniss into a tree in an attempt to kill her. They decide rather than follow her up, they would wait it out until she had to come down. Instead of crawling down and accepting her fate Katniss notices a nest full of tracker jackers, which are genetically modified wasps with deadly poison, and decides to cut it down onto the group below her.
In the story Rikki Tikki Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling, Rikki Tikki Tavi must fight two snakes, Nag and Nagaina who try to kill him. They live in the garden and Rikki Tikki Tavi kills them and saves the other animals that live in the garden. One possible theme in this story is courage because no matter how afraid you are, you should always be courageous. The author says “ Rikki Tikki never knew when the hole might open and give Nagaina room to turn and strike at him.” (Kipling 73). In addition the author stated “Rikki Tikki's eyes grew red again, and he danced up to Karait...” (Kipling 62).
The people in the drive-in movie were trying to avoid getting bit by the mosquitoes; but it was also a metaphor for the Native Americans fighting the “white men.” She explains they are trying to keep the mosquitos out but nothing would keep them away; which is also like the Natives fighting to keep their land, but could not win. “They break through the smoke screen for blood” is describing the Whites getting in and killing many people. Similarly, in Sherman Alexie 's poem, he states “Cain lifts Crow, that heavy black bird and strikes down Abel. Damn, says Crow, I guess this is just the beginning” (Alexie 1). He is also using a metaphor for the struggle the Native American people barred.
Other invasive species may not destroy the habitat, but it can have an impact by killing large numbers of other species. Burmese pythons, for example, are top predators in the Everglades. As such, they have local mammal and bird populations. They are capable of consuming deer and even alligators, these creatures eat virtually any animal they encounter in the Everglades. A number of threatened and endangered bird species have also been found in the digestive tracts of pythons, prompting concern that they could drive some species toward extinction Lampreys in the Great Lake parasitize native fish.
This quote shows that the Tiger shark is an extremely vicious animal that kills numerous innocent beings. The Tiger shark has been brought up a few times already. I think that it will play a big role in the story; I think it will kill Starbuck. Another reason why I think that Starbuck will get eaten is because Starbuck has been hanging around where the Tiger shark has been. Starbuck has been relaxing in the sun and finding food by the island that the Tiger shark has been hanging around.
Killer whales were initially captured in the 1960s, when a female orca was captured and put into a tank. Two days into the female orca's stay she repeatedly bashed her head against her tank wall and perished the following day. Unfortunately, people did not heed or take any precautions from this traumatic incident and since then killer whales all over the world have been captured for entertainment purposes and have been stored in facilities such as SeaWorld. From these types of facilities incidents continue to happen such as killer whales killing their trainers, killing themselves, dying due to medical conditions, and more. Continuous accidents such as these have caused suspicion among the public of whether killer whales live healthy and prosperous lives in captivity and brings up the concern of ethicality.