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Florida's Invasive Burmese Pythons Have Inner GPS

Offbeat  (tags: environment, animals, wildlife, invasive species )

- 1547 days ago -
Burmese pythons have a remarkable ability--similar to that of the famous homing pigeon--to find their way back home.

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Ted W (127)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 8:56 am
Noted read ad shared! Thanks Cher! :)

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 10:24 am
Very interesting.

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 10:45 am
Unfortunately, too many people let their animals loose here in Florida when they move, the animal gets to big, they don't have the money to care for them any more, they become homeless themselves, thinking, it's warm in Florida they'll live and find food.

This has led to many problems and upsets the natural order of the environment. As these multiply and grow even larger it not only becomes an ecological issue but it becomes dangerous to humans and their pets.

Other animals like cats and dogs are left to wander and be at the mercy of the environment, also endangered birds are killed by the invasive species or cats looking for a meal.

This also has happened on plants, now some of our springs are chocked with green plants that fill the waters and kill off the air supply to the fish and others that use the water, also the veins have chocked off other trees and plants that use to provide shelter for birds and played it's part in the natural order of things. One just can't bring plants from other areas and then toss them out when tired of them. So much disruptions in a normal eco system is thrown off by the human's foolish ways.

There was a reason why our environments evolved the way they did, and then someone tosses out a snake and suddenly we have an imbalance.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 3:30 pm
Interesting, thanks for sharing.

Connie O (44)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 6:47 pm
I think some also got loose when hurricane Andrew went through back in 1992. When I lived in FL, I never heard much about pythons. Now they have exploded. .... very disturbing.

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 8:41 pm
These snakes, one of the five largest in the world, have contributed to the documented decline of mammal populations—some of them endangered—in the Everglades after being kept as pets and then released or escaping. it is very scary to think that these Burmese Phythons have a type of GPS. This is getting very dangerous for our pets and especially our children. Something must be done, it is almost out of control already. Thanks for sharing Cher.

Sara P (54)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 11:43 am
Thanks for sharing Cher.

marie C (163)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 4:07 pm
Very frightening

Bob P (394)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 6:48 pm
Thanks Cher

S J (130)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 6:59 pm
keep them in a place. noted, thanks

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 8:10 pm
These pythons certainly are invasive in the wrong environment.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 28, 2014, 6:15 am
The human are not the only advanced creatures

DonnanAndrew Cook (14)
Friday March 28, 2014, 8:52 am
NOTED and get them out of here PLEASE!!

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday March 28, 2014, 11:06 am
noted thanks

Sandi C (98)
Friday March 28, 2014, 2:44 pm

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 5:44 am
Noted, thanks.

Frances Darcy (133)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 4:10 pm
noted ....Thank God (and St. Patrick???) we have no snakes here in Ireland

Rhonda B (99)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 7:06 am
Noted.Please get them out of there.

Panchali Yapa (26)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 11:56 am

Panchali Yapa (26)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 11:53 am
Thank you
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