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Thanks to the exotic pet trade, Burmese pythons have invaded Florida’s Everglades and it turns out – they have developed a taste for area rabbits. According to a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the python has become the main predator of marsh rabbits.
South Florida has been dealing with a problem of epic proportions in recent years: an invasion of Burmese pythons. According to the National Park Service, more than 2,000 pythons have been removed from the Everglades since 2002
While there are now over 10,000 Burmese pythons inhabiting the Florida Everglades, experts from the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Park Service assure that the snakes do not pose a significant threat to visitors.
There are always unwelcome guests at a picnic, such as ants and mosquitoes. They are just part of the territory of eating outdoors. But who would ever expect a 17-foot Burmese python to join the party?
Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are recruiting snake hunters in an attempt to protect the Everglades by reducing the population of the giant Burmese python.
The biggest Burmese python ever caught in the Florida wilderness has been reported in the Everglades, measuring 17-feet, 7-inches.
University of Florida researchers curating a 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python, the largest found in Florida, discovered 87 eggs in the snake, also a state record.
Burmese pythons, which have already been observed attacking birds in the Florida Everglades, have now been seen eating those birds' eggs directly from the nest, according to new research from the Smithsonian Institution.
Scientists have taken measurements of the real impact this voracious species has made on the local ecosystem and the news is quite troubling.
The Children's Python (Antaresia childreni), is a non-venomous python found in Australia. It is found mainly in the extreme north of Western Australia, the northern third of Northern territory, and in northeastern Queensland. It is also found on the islands of the Torres Strait. It was named in honor of John George Children, who was a curator of the zoological collection at the British Museum around that time. No subspecies are currently recognized. Adults grow to about 30 inches in...
The Ball Python, Python regius, also known as the Royal Python, is a ground dwelling, non-venomous snake native to the savannahs and rain forests in western Africa. The snake is mainly found in the countries of Ghana, Togo and Benin. The name Ball derives from its tendency to curl up in a tight "ball" when stressed or frightened. The Ball Python is mostly light brown-green and black in color, with a tan-yellow underbelly. However, they do come in many morphs, which are genetic mutations...