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The misunderstood python hunters saving the Everglades

Pythons are devouring native animal life in the unique ecosystem of South Florida and to help solve that problem, Florida Fish and Wildlife created the Python Bowl.

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Biodiversity

How Burmese pythons took over the Florida Everglades

They've eaten practically every mammal in sight—and have no natural predators.
Biodiversity

Python Challenge removes invasive snakes from Everglades

Wildlife managers wanted to send a message to the world: pythons are decimating native wildlife in the Everglades and the state is doing everything it can to control them.

Climate

The invasion of giant pythons threatening Florida

Bounty hunters and biologists wade deep into the Everglades to wrestle with the invasion of giant pythons threatening the state's wetlands.

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Biodiversity

‘Judas’ snakes lead scientists on a high-tech Easter egg hunt for pythons

Scientists are exploring various technologies to address the spread of highly invasive Burmese pythons, which have devastated native mammal and bird populations across much of southern Florida.

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Burmese python invasion in Florida a hidden legacy of Hurricane Andrew

How did invasive Burmese pythons overrun the Florida Everglades? One of the state's most powerful hurricanes played a key role.

Biodiversity

Could a super snake emerge from Everglades pythons? New DNA study raises possibility

A new genetic study of Florida's invasive pythons found a small number that show signs of crossbreeding between Burmese and Indian pythons.

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Water

The Burmese python and the fight for the Florida Everglades

The Florida Everglades are famous throughout the world, with alligators perhaps their most well-known inhabitants. However, there’s a new predator in town — and it is wreaking havoc on this remarkable ecosystem.
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Those invading animals!

In the history of American cinema, the 1950's and 1980's stand out as decades where cheap sci-fi films about animals gone mad garnered their share of the box office.

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Just how rare is that giant python captured in the Everglades?

Hunters caught a record-breaking 17-foot-long (5 meters) Burmese python in the Everglades on Dec. 1, but experts say there are likely hundreds of the massive snakes still in hiding.
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