Giant pythons slither into Everglades

 

For years, many have been establishing new homes in Florida.  But one new resident recently caused quite a stir and has government officials seeking his deportment. That newcomer is not a person, strangely enough, but a new class of wild python snakes that are now infesting the Everglades National Park.  According to CNS News, these Burmese pythons, which were originally native only to Southeast Asia, have been let loose in the wild by pet owners and are now adapting quite easily.  But since they can grow up to 20 feet long and weigh 250 pounds, these animals are quickly becoming a threat to birds, mammals, and even people. Wildlife officers are attempting to strike at this snake problem now before it slithers out of control.

 

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