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Pythons Not Only Invasive Animal Problem in Florida

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February 15, 2013
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While hunters stalked the elusive Burmese python through Florida's Everglades over the past month, state and federal wildlife officials set traps for other animals menacing native wildlife in a fragile ecosystem.


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AP (Mar. 18, 2014) — Researchers hoping to fight the spread of Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades made a surprise finding: pythons have a homing sense and will return to their place of capture. (March 18) Video provided by AP
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Ready for Python Pizza? Florida Diners Get a Taste

Ready for Python Pizza? Florida Diners Get a Taste

AFP (Feb. 1, 2014) — One restauranteur gets creative in an effort to bring awareness to the impact invasive pythons are having on Everglades National Park. Invented in 2011, python pizza has seen marked success in southern Florida. Video provided by AFP
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Adorable Solution to Florida's Giant Snail Problem

Adorable Solution to Florida's Giant Snail Problem

Buzz60 (Aug. 30, 2013) — Florida's got a big problem with the invasive Giant African Land Snails destroying vegetation and property. The state's currently enlisting the help of some four-legged detectives. Labrador Retrievers are being trained to find the snails and get rid of them. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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Burmese Pythons Swarm South Florida

Burmese Pythons Swarm South Florida

AFP (Feb. 14, 2014) — Burmese pythons have no known predators in Florida and are becoming a threat to the ecosystem. Environmentalists believe the invasion started when snake owners started releasing their pets into the Everglades National Park. Duration: 02:25 Video provided by AFP
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