Sunday, January 24, 2010

African Rock Python: A New Threat to South Florida's Native Wildlife

A new threat has scientists worried, as a new species python has been found living in the Florida Everglades. The "African Rock Python" is considered to be meaner and more aggressive than its cousin, which is known as the Burmese Python. Florida officials scramble to save the natural habitat from the Burmese Python and the Boa Constrictors, but now they must face a new threat to the native wild life. According Reid (2009), only time will tell how many of these giant snakes actually exist in South Florida and its surrounding areas. However, scientists are arguing that there may be some hybrid offspring from the two species of python, which can add to the exotic snake nightmare facing the wildlife that calls the swamp their home. (Read more)

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