Monthly Archives: September 2015

Now It’s Giant African Lizards After Us

Nile Monitor Photo by Ms. Onufer

Nile Monitor Photo by Ms. Onufer

A Cape Coral woman had been missing her cat for a few weeks, and when she walked out in her back yard the other day, she may have found the culprit. Katie Onufer was able to snap a few pictures of a Nile Monitor Lizard, which hissed at her before sneaking out through a hole in her fence. That’s on top of recent reports of coyotes taking dogs in Punta Gorda: my neighbor actually had one in his lanai! Cape Coral (and some other areas) are filthy with iguanas. The Burmese Python situation is so bad, they are sponsoring another hunt. Now, other types of pythons, including aggressive Rock Pythons, may be establishing breeding populations. It’s not just on land… toothy Snakeheads have established colonies in our canals. And toothy little carnivorous dragons known as Tegu are spreading in South Florida.

As if Florida didn’t already have enough scary wildlife of it’s own, we literally have all the nastiest critters from around the globe congregating here to eat us. Let this serve as a warning to snowbirds: stay out… Florida is a dangerous place! Even the armadillos have leprosy!

Nile Monitor Sightings in SW Florida

Nile Monitor Sightings in SW Florida

If you see a Nile Monitor lizard, report it to FWC. If you see any of these critters, report them. Run first! Then report them.

I am Bald Joey Votto’s Rage Face

Holy crap, Votter was PISSED last night! Here’s a screencap of his argument, after he got tossed for complaining about not getting a requested timeout.

Angry Joey Votto

Angry Joey Votto

Do not mess with Joey Votto. Think he’s cruising for the end fo the season.. no sir! love this guy!

via Deadspin.

UPDATE: Watching the video just now, I’m not sure what Votto did to get ejected. He turns away toward his own dugout when Umpire Welke ejects him. Seems kind of rash.

Also, it was Bryan Price that said he thought Votto was upset by not getting the timeout (which isn’t visible on the video)

See this Bourbon Firenado and be Afraid

Bourbon Firenado

Bourbon Firenado

Holy crap, it’s Firenado. A bourbon-fueled firenado.. and it’s terrifying. Apparently a Jim Bean Warehouse was struck by lightning, releasing thousands of gallons of poor, innocent bourbon into a nearby pond. More lighting struck the bourbon, lighting it on fire, and then a tornado passed over, sucking the flames upward nearly 100 feet. Jim Beam was fined $70,000 for pollution for the spilt bourbon that led fish kills. I’m holding a moment of silence for the lost spirits.

Check out the footage from ultimatechase.com: