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Severe Python Damage to Florida's Native Everglades Animals Documented in New Study

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 30, 2012) -- Precipitous declines in formerly common mammals in Everglades National Park in Florida have been linked to the presence of invasive Burmese pythons, according to a study by Michael Dorcas, an associate professor of biology a

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Britt Valdes-pages (246)
Monday January 30, 2012, 8:06 pm
Interesting article to read.

Roseann d. (178)
Monday January 30, 2012, 8:09 pm
Humans aren't the brightest bulbs on the planet.

Lydia S. (161)
Monday January 30, 2012, 8:18 pm
Thanks for post , I hope they are able to get in under control .

Natasha L. (19)
Monday January 30, 2012, 8:20 pm

Britt Valdes-pages (246)
Monday January 30, 2012, 9:06 pm
No they are not.

Natasha L. (19)
Monday January 30, 2012, 10:03 pm
Thanks Brit :)

Past Member (0)
Monday January 30, 2012, 11:37 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing.

Catherine Turley (192)
Monday January 30, 2012, 11:58 pm
i wish it had stated how many there are (unless i missed it). that makes a huge difference in the way they can be managed. what makes it even tougher is the fact that they live a fairly long time, around 25 years.

Elsie Au (264)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 3:18 am
Noted. Again, animals have to pay the price for human's stupidity and ignorance. It is not the python's fault. When we gonna make humans responsible for this...

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 4:30 am
thank you Brit, noted and will forward

Danuta Watola (1257)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 4:48 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 6:12 am
Noted, thank you

Beth M. (236)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 5:13 pm
Saw a story about this on TV last year. We are never able to get non-native species under control. Once again, ignorant humans.

Pat B. (356)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 5:18 pm
I have worried about this for several years, I thought they were going to do a cull on the pythons. They will continue to reproduce and eat anything in their path. The Everglades is (or was...), a beautiful, pristine environment until they came along, due to the irresponsibility of people setting them free after they were done with them. I hope that they do something quick for the wildlife there. Thank you, Brit for this article.

Lydia Mcintyre (47)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 5:58 pm
Wow! I'm sure they eat a lot in the forest too. They get very large. Thanks for the article!

Elaine Al Meqdad (271)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 10:47 pm
This is what happens more than likely when people illegaly import other animals from other countries...And those animals have to eat as well and yet at the same time , it diminishes our populace of certain animals!

Cheryl B. (207)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 9:46 pm
I just saw this on the news tonight! One had eaten an alligator and it split him open. It's horrifying how they are taking over and eating anything and everything. But at least it sounds as though plans are being made to do something about them. Thanks, Brit.
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