Watch as this Python Hunter successfully captures a massive snake in the Everglades. Although Pythons are native to Southeast Asia, no one knows the exact origin of how Burmese pythons came to Florida.
According to WikiPedia, although Burmese pythons were first sighted in Everglades National Park in the 1980s, they were not officially recognized as a reproducing population until 2000. Since then, the number of python sightings has exponentially increased with over 300 sightings from 2008 to 2010.
Burmese pythons prey on a wide variety of birds, mammals, and crocodilian species occupying the Everglades.Pronounced declines in a number of mammalian species have coincided spatially and temporally with the proliferation of pythons in southern Florida, indicating the already devastating impacts upon native animals.
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