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Non-Native Snakes Are Taking a Toll on Native Birds, Scientists Find

Animals  (tags: Non-Native Snakes, Florida, Science, Species, Wildlife )

- 2591 days ago -
The Everglades National Park in Florida is home to hundreds of species of native wildlife. It has also become the well-established home of the non-native Burmese python -- known to be a predator of native species.

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Cindy C (125)
Monday March 14, 2011, 10:44 am
oh dear me aw

Rebecca G (7)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 5:09 am
LEAVE IT TO HUMANS - to SCREW UP THE BALANCE OF NATURE - ONE MORE TIME - The STUPIDITY out here - never ceases to AMAZE ME - WHAT THE HECK IS ANYONE DOING WITH ANY WILD CRITTER - from the SMALLEST - like FIDDLER CRABS and FROGS - to a guy like this - and FORGET THE FURRY GUYS that IDIOTS think they have a right to "have"!!! SHAME ON US!!!

Marian D (57)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 5:48 am

Fareena Narine (58)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 7:44 am

Patricia Geller (34)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 8:29 am
Man deserves to be extinguished - by animals!!!!

Maira Sun (34)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 9:04 am

Laverne Wallace (59)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 12:59 pm
noted And man strikes again.

Natividad P (104)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:30 pm
Noted. Thank you Nancy

Krasimira B (175)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 2:20 pm
Again bad news... Noted with thanks.

Alessandra CAZZANI (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 4:23 pm
I really enjoy reading this kind of articles. They are not too scientific and not too superficial.

Justin R (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 4:51 pm
I think it would be best if these snakes are caught and released in their native countries.

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 6:16 pm
Great article but why so late in the game? The initial Burmese pythons were released well over a decade or more that time "catch and relocate" would have is far too late!

William Y (54)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 6:50 pm
Right Bette-Ann L.

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 10:34 pm
Yes, right Bette-Ann L. Hard to believe this may have started with a with a "lost" pet. Humans to blame again.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 6:04 am
Why are there so many Snakes in the Everglades? it's not an environment for that kind of Snake, in other words they are from another country, people buy them and have them as pets, but when the pet gets to big they throw them in the Everglades, the only ones that always suffer in the end are the Animals.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday March 19, 2011, 7:09 pm
Many humans have no regard for life and turn their snakes out in the wild when they don't want them anymore.

Jane R (105)
Saturday March 19, 2011, 7:22 pm
So sad for the poor birds.
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