A recent paper showed that salt water is not a deterrent to the spread of Burmese pythons. Does this mean that this snake could already be invading other parts of Florida farther away from the Everglades?
A number of Burmese pythons have been found on Key Largo, and a few in the Lower Keys. However, there is as yet no evidence of a breeding population anywhere in the Keys. Because pythons regularly escape or are released from captivity, it can be diff
Prevention of spread is paramount. It is much cheaper than intervention once a snake population establishes.
What are important next steps to help prevent large constrictors and similar snakes from spreading to other areas, and what should I do if I see a python in the wild?
Development of early detection techniques for non-native reptiles is important because prevention is substantially less costly and more effective than control or eradication.
Effects to industries such as oil and gas cannot be predicted, but healthy marshes and barrier islands are known to be important storm buffers to Louisiana's mainland.
Please visit Everglades National Park python site for more information about pythons and Everglades National Park, including efforts to control the species.
Where can I find the report "Giant Constrictors: Biological and Management Profiles and an Establishment Risk Assessment for Nine Large Species of Pythons, Anacondas, and the Boa Constrictor"?
The complete report can be accessed at: Giant Constrictors: Biological and Management Profiles and Establishment Risk Assessment for Nine Large Species of Pythons, Anacondas, and the Boa Con
Whether you live in a house, condominium, or apartment, there are several things you can do to decrease the potential for snakes to enter your living space. Excluding snakes from buildings depends on closing or eliminating the most minute openings aro
As a rear-fanged snake from the family of Colubrid snakes, brown Treesnakes are often classified as non-venomous. However, as snakes on Guam (with the abundantly available food) have grown to longer lengths than what is found in their native range, so
Scientists travel to Florida several times a year to collect samples. In the Everglades, peat cores are taken and modern pollen traps are set throughout the area. The cores are cut into 2cm pieces.
To many people's surprise, the answer to this question lies not in what could possibly eat the brown Treesnake but instead what primarily immature snakes themselves eat. This food source, mainly small lizards, is far more limited in its native range (
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