Snakes on a glade

Jon Bauer, Herald staff

Calling Samuel L. Jackson: Florida environmental officials are concerned about the possibility that nonnative African rock pythons and Burmese pythons that have escaped into the Everglades will interbreed and produce hybrid “super snakes” with no natural predator.

We’d now like to apologize for complaining about the slugs in our back yard.

  • Thumbs up: Two U.S. teenagers, a 16-year-old from Iowa and a 14-year-old from Georgia took second place and $20,000 in prize money in the LG Mobile World Cup, a speed and accuracy competition for cell phone texters. Two Koreans took first place and the $100,000 prize.

    The $20,000 should just about cover what the parents of the two girls likely pay monthly for text charges on their cell phone bills.

  • Bonus babies: You can expect to hear soon about the huge bonuses to be paid to Wall Street bankers. One analyst defends the hefty perks as necessary to keep talented executives at U.S. banks: “There’s only a few people who can catch a touchdown in the Super Bowl.”

    Maybe so, but we’d say the closer comparison for the actions of bankers during the financial meltdown wasn’t a receiver scoring a touchdown in the Super Bowl, but a drunken football fan missing the toilet bowl all together.