A Movable Beast: Asian Pythons Thrive in Florida

From today’s New York Times:

Pet pythons that have been released are an ecological nightmare in Everglades National Park

Skip Snow, a federal biologist in Everglades National Park, would love to spend his days monitoring the dizzying array of native wildlife across this 1.5-million-acre “river of grass” west of the ever-expanding Miami metropolis.

Lately, however, he has been spending ever more time studying the remains of the park’s birds and animals, extracted from the stomachs of captured or road-killed Burmese pythons, the latest — and most spectacular — addition to Florida’s growing list of biological interlopers.</blockquote

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