The Killing Machines a.k.a the Burmese Pythons!

Have you ever heard of hunting Burmese pythons? Well the people that live in Florida sure have! Tens of thousands of Burmese Pythons live in the Everglades.The amount of Burmese Pythons in the Everglades has affected it negatively. The Burmese Pythons have affected the local animals, they have changed people and has changed the ecosystem and here’s why.

Burmese pythons can grow up to 23 feet and weigh 200lbs! They also have no venom. The local animal population has been dying down because the Burmese pythons have no natural predators. So people are invited into Florida to kill the Burmese Pythons.The advertisement states, “The Florida Fish and Wildlife conservation commission, host of the challenge, welcomes people from all parts of the Country to participate.” This is important to the text because it talks about decreasing the python population.

Since Burmese pythons have no natural predators their population has been growing and growing.It states in the newspaper article, “With no natural predators, these eating machines appear to be wiping out huge numbers of opossums, raccoons, and bobcats, as well as many bird species.” The Burmese pythons have been eating the animals and making their population go down by a lot. This is another reason why the The Florida Fish and Wildlife association is going to have the Python Hunt.

When the “Python Challenge” takes place the Florida Fish and Wildlife association will educate people to identify, handle, and harvest these giant snakes. In the “Python challenge” advertisement, it states, “You’ll also gain valuable information on the effect of this invasive species on the Florida everglades and it’s native wildlife.” This states that the Florida Fish and Wildlife association is going to teach people how to be safe around snakes and they will also teach you how to deal with snakes. It will also affect people because some people like to keep pythons as pets, as stated in the blog, “And, when their pythons get too big, the owners got rid of them in the most irresponsible fashion:They just let them go into the everglades or some other wild area.” This also explains why the Burmese Pythons have been in many different areas.

Once the Burmese Python population dies down the local animal population will go up. In the newspaper article it states, “With no natural predators, these eating machines appear to be wiping out huge numbers of opossums, raccoons, and bobcats, as well as many bird species.” With the pythons still there the local animal population will go down. With the pythons gone the local animal population will go up, animals such as opossums, raccoons, and bobcats. The presence of the the pythons negatively affects the ecosystem. The disappearance of the Burmese Pythons affect the ecosystem positively.

So, the Burmese Pythons have affected the local animal population, people, and the ecosystem in the Everglades. The Burmese Pythons have no natural predators so they have been wiping out huge numbers of opossums, racoons, and bobcats. The Burmese Pythons have also affected people by, having their population grow and grow and now they have to have to make the Burmese Python population die down by using the Python Challenge. Lastly the Burmese python has affected the ecosystem by killing/eating the animal population. When the python challenge is in use the local animal population will go back up.

Natalie’s poems

Free Verse;Best friend: Thank you for being by my side. You”re my best friend and I’ll never let you go, you’re there for me so I’m there for you. Thank you.

Ode;Celebrities (Macklemore and Eminem): You are my inspiration. You’re songs have so much meaning to me, they helped me through some tough times. So thank you.

Limerick; Family Members: My brother’s eye’s never fail to gleam, we’re all a team. We laugh and cry but some of us will haft to die. Hopefully this is all just a dream.

Acrostic; Superheros(BATMAN):

Breaks villains faces     Always on your side like Nationwide

Trusting     Magnificent       Ageless( hasen’t aged one bit)

Not afraid of danger.

Couplet;Creatures:

Zeus is a god, I would have named him Tod.

Oh no, chores!

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How come SpongeBob gets paid for doing chores!

Hey! No one ever said I could get paid for doing chores! I do chores around the house to help out, not to make money! My parents help out too but they don’t get paid for doing chores either. In my house you contribute or you get in really big trouble. Kids shouldn’t get paid for doing chores because parents already pay for kid’s clothes, food and the whole house! Kids shouldn’t get paid for doing chores but get an allowence.
Im supporting Megan’s mom and Mr.Lieber. I’m supporting Megan’s mom because Megan’s mom and dad don’t get paid for doing simple things around the house. Chores are apart of life. If everyone in my family stopped doing chores, my house would be a wreck! I also support Mr.Lieber. I support him because he is right, kids shouldn’t get paid for doing chores but get a 4 or 5 dollar allowence. The 4 or 5 dollars a week, would teach kids financial advice for the future.

imageThe other side is talking about how they want to get paid for doing chores. Also if they get paid more then they’ll do extra chores such as, washing the car, doing the dishes, sweeping the floors, ect. Getting paid for doing chores is wrong, it’s wrong because it’s bribing your children to do it. Kids should grow up and do chores for free so when they get older they won’t expect anything from their parents.

Again, kids shouldn’t get paid for doing chores. One reason why is because chores are apart of life. Another reason is so they don’t expect anything for doing little chores.

The Eyjafjallaökull Volcano Eruption

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I’m doing Iceland’s glacier volcano eruption because Mr.Rob gave me the idea. It took place in Iceland, 2010, from March 20- June 23. It was a Strombolivar Eruption. A Strombolivar Eruption is a relatively mild explosive with a VEI (Volcanic Explosive Index) of about 2 to 3 volcanic eruptions. Ash covered large areas of Northern Europe. With the eruption there were many short-term and long-term effects.

One short-term affect was it is hard to see. Another short-term affect is the ash doesn’t stay in the air for long. My last short-term affect is the ash makes it hard to breathe. One long-them affect is when the ash falls from the air, the animals eat it and it coveres their bodies and they die. Another long-term affect is it killed a lot of gardens and food sources. Last long-term affect is the ash killed the grass. With all these short-term and long-term affects, they needed government assistance.

One major outside help was the European Red Cross. The European Red Cross had volunteers, staff, and other resources. The European Red Cross were taking people out broken down houses. They were also taking people out of tight and trapped areas. They were the first group to help injured people. They were getting as many people as they could to safety. The European Red Cross were on the front lines. With all the government assistance an emergency plan was put into place.image

Bacon of America

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People have created bacon mayonnaise, it is called Baconnaise. The official day for bacon is September 3. Bacon is addictive; it contains 6 types of umami. Each year in the U.S. About 1.7 billion lbs of bacon are consumed in food service. 69% of all food service operators serve bacon. Canadian bacon isn’t real bacon it is fully-cooked smoked pork loin. Bacon is one of the oldest processed meats in history.

The Story of Jeffery

Ichabod gets hit by the pumpkin head and falls into the river getting a concussion. His body flows for a mile or two. Ichabod wakes up 1 year later. Ichabod sits up and rubs his head. Ichabod shouted,”HELLO IS ANYONE THERE!” Ichabod stands up and sees miles of gold sparkling around the room. “I’M THE RITCHEST MAN ALIVE!” Ichabod found a bag and stuffs handfuls of gold inside of it. He makes his way out of the cave he only has one thought, to find Katrina. Ichabod gets a ride into town. He pays the man and goes to fine Katrina. Ichabod passes towns people houses and eventually finds Katrina’s house. Ichabod looks through the window and sees Brom Bones and Katrina kissing. Ichabod was heart broken to see his true love kiss another man. That was it, Ichabod knew what he had to do . He went to a forbidden and hidden magic shop past the town deep into the forest.”One book on witchcraft please…”

After 4 years of training the art of witchcraft int he basement, (of the collage Ball State University) Ichabod had finally mastered all of witchcraft and graduated at the top of his class. After Ichabod gets out of collage he runs to the cave and summons the real Headless Horseman…
(Flash back 5 years ago before the party) Ichabod,”My dearest Katrina, I love you! Run away with me!” Katrina,”I love you too Ichabod, but I can’t just up and leave my family behind with no notice.” Brom Bones walked around the hall till he could hear their conversation. ” Anyways Brom would be crushed if I left..” “Brom, Brom, Brom that’s all I ever hear you talking about!” Ichabod complained.”Sorry I just want to stay good friends when he finds out were dating.”Brom peeked through the door just in time to see Icahbod and Katrina kiss.

“WHAT DO YOU NEED ME FOR!” The Headless Horseman screamed.”I need you to help me kill a man, Brom Bones!” “I WILL HELP YOU UNDER ONE CONDITION.” “What is the condition Headless Horseman?” “I WANT MY HEAD BACK!!!” The Headless Horseman shrieked in horror. Ichabod was not afraid he calmly said,”I will retrieve your head and summon you then, do we have an understanding?” Icahbod was like a statue and stood tall waiting for an answer. “YES!” The Headless Horseman stuck out his hand to shake. Ichabod stuck his hand out, but just before they shook Ichabod said,”If you break your deal, should a thousand souls drag you to the underworld .” “DEAL.” They shook and the Headless Horseman disappeared.

So Ichabod sets off back to the river where he fell. He scans the water but only sees fish and rocks.”I guess I can’t find this on my own..” Ichabod says. He reaches in his pocket for his witchcraft and dark arts book. He flips through the pages of the book,”How to shut someone up? No.How to make witch spells? Nope. A ha! Here it is. How to relocate an item. Oh I see I need to say this chant, well here goes nothing!”MORTEISM LIEU DE VOCUIER DE MIEU VOCHETTE!!” As Ichabod said his chant the skies darkened and it starts to storm. The pumpkin starts glowing and what it seems like jumps out of the water and puts it’s self back together in the air! The storm goes away an the pumpkin drops out of the air into Ichabod’s arms.” Great now I can defeat Brom and save Katrina.”
Ichabod rushes back to the cave and summons The Headless Horseman.”DID YOU FIND IT?” The Headless Horseman questioned.”Yes I did, here it is.” Ichabod presented the pumpkin to him.”It’s as beautiful as I rememberd!” The Headless Horseman took the pumpkin from Ichabods’ hands and placed it on his neck.”So now you will help me defeat Brom Bones right?” ”You are right, lets go defeat that Brom Bones and save Katrina!” Ichabod

Ichabod rushes back to the cave and summons The Headless Horseman.”DID YOU FIND IT?” The Headless Horseman questioned.”Yes I did, here it is.” Ichabod presented the pumpkin to him.”It’s as beautiful as I rememberd!” The Headless Horseman took the pumpkin from Ichabods’ hands and placed it on his neck.”So now you will help me defeat Brom Bones right?” ”You are right, lets go defeat that Brom Bones and save Katrina!” Ichabod and The Headless Horseman waited till dark then arrived at sleepy hollow and silently took out the town gaurds. Ichabod created a black cloud he jumped on it and floated with ease. Ichabod’s black cloud struck lightning into the ground and woke everyone up. All the towns people came out.”BROM BONES COME OUT AND FACE ME LIKE A MAN!” Brom knew it was Ichabod so he came out and threw a soward at Ichabod. Ichabod used his black magic powers to turn the soward the other way. Katrina withnessed the whole thing. The soward stabbed Brom in the chest and he dissapeared. The Headless Horseman then dissappeared and Katrina lept into Ichabods arms. The whole town was shocked.
(Flash foward 5 years later) “So Ichabod, this is our 100th child. What shall we name him?” “We shall name him.. JEFFERY! The never forgotten 100th child!” They both looked at eachother and laughed with glee. Katrina, Ichabod, their 99 children, and Jeffery lived happily ever after!

THE END!     By: Natalie Hacker p.7

 

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