The Everglades’ New Python Problem: What Are The Facts?

Python_1 In just the past five years, the Florida Everglades have become full of thousands of pythons.

This development, in concert with the recent death of a small child by an escaped pet snake, have caused a furor in the media.  Dire predictions are flying around and politicians are calling for serious measures to stop the spread of the snakes.

Paul Quinlan at the Palm Beach Post has written a thoughtful article on the python’s actual numbers, their effects on the ecosystem and what the scientists are really saying, see article.

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Published: August 1, 2009