Monday, June 2, 2008

Burmese python

Imagine the shock of running over a snake this size. Some one hit this large snake just north of the refuge, this is a sign that they are more than likely already on the refuge. Theses pythons were released pets that have started reproducing, and multiplying rapidly. Obviously they are non-native and a threat to many native species. I am happy to find them dead rather than alive.

Some python links:
Python bursts after eating gator
Python tracking puppy
Everglades Burmese Python Project
Species Fact Sheet


JAY & DENISE said...

Is this the first sighting near the refuge? I wonder if they'll push the eradication program in your direction now... (Do they do any work on Big Cypress?)

lackofintellect said...

This is the first siting north of the refuge, they have found some south in Fakahatchee, and of course there are some on the golf courses in Naples from time to time.

As far as I know the only eradication program going is running in Everglades, they may come up to Big Cypress from time to time, but I don't think they have an established program in Big Cypress NP.

Stotter said...