I know I had promised "a post about the scripted comedies and dramas about politics" at the end of "13th" vs. "O.J.: Made in America" plus other non-fiction political programs nominated at the Primetime Emmy Awards. That's still going to happen, just not today.* Instead, I am going to fulfill a promise I made in Hurricane Andrew: Student Sustainability Video Festival 75.**
Hurricane Andrew continues to have effects today, including invasive Burmese Pythons. I have a video that I show my students about them that I plan on posting here.Here is the clip, CBS News' Python hunters take on Florida Everglades' snake problem.
An invasion of Burmese python in the Florida Everglades is threatening the area's sprawling ecosystem. South Florida has hired 25 top hunters to capture and kill the snakes. Mark Strassmann gets a firsthand look at how the snake hunters are going high-tech.I've shown this video to two classes this past summer and plan on showing it to another this fall. So far, the students have been suitably impressed.
*Maybe as soon as tomorrow, which is only a few hours away.
**I'm wondering what kind of effects from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey will last this long. If the answer means I'll have to wait another 25 years to find out, I'm not optimistic I'll last that long.