Shit you just learned (probably from the internet.)

Some twat round here keeping it as a pet and then, no doubt realising how big and leathal it would become, decided to release it into what is essentially the fucking village pond.

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FWLIM, both species have the potential to hit 200kg - turtles in general are limited in size only by health and food availability. Makes you wonder what might once have been living in the real backwoods in the southern states…

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Giant Burmese pythons these days!

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This one was caught by researchers rather than redneck noodlers, 147 lbs.

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There’s also all kinds of tropical fish that have been released and ornamental pond fish that have been washed into watersheds by flooding.

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There’s reports of 19th early 20th century fishmongers displaying giant slabs of catfish like sides of beef

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Just received a photo of an absolute shitheap of shopping bags from every outlet imaginable in NY.

The dollars. They’re not coming back :smile:

Seriously, how the heck this trip happened I don’t know. Massive respect to the teachers. Almost 50 Sarf London kids going to the Met, MOMA, Top of the Rock, the statue of liberty, the “surprise visit” was Hamilton on Broadway and on and on :exploding_head:

SiL was unimpressed with an unannounced passenger to Heathrow until she found out it was their Ukrainian buddy who only got her papers sorted with hours to spare :+1:

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Who will spend the whole trip counting students then counting them again.
And worrying.

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