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The Burrnese Python in the Everglades

Posted by Manny Miami on 10th Oct 2014

The Burmese Python in the Everglades

It is estimated that there are well over 150,000 Burmese Pythons lurking in the Florida Everglades. The impact these creatures have had on the other wildlife that make the Everglades their home is troubling. The problem of this invasive monster has unsurprisingly been caused by humans. It is people that have had these large snakes as pets and subsequently releasing them into the Everglades once they are tired of caring for them that has created the epidemic. These snakes will eat almost anything, including alligators, panthers, and other large predators. The efforts of wildlife management teams have been beefed up recently and as many as some 20000 snakes have been removed from the delicate Everglades biosphere. While there are few or no know human deaths so far attributed to these snakes, one should certainly use caution and avoid them at all cost. To learn more about the everglades and take a narrated airboat tour of the Everglades we recommend booking an Everglades Eco-Adventure tour with us.