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Download PDF by Larry Perez: Snake in the Grass: An Everglades Invasion

By Larry Perez

a deadly disease is spreading during the Florida Everglades. The nonnative Burmese python—one of the most important snakes at the planet—is referred to now to be reproducing freely within the shallow waters of the famed River of Grass. over the last decade, millions of pythons have made themselves at domestic around the panorama. And notwithstanding scientists paintings feverishly to benefit up to attainable approximately this exceptional invader, tools of keep watch over stay elusive.

Many questions stay within the wake of this troubling discovery. How some distance north could Burmese pythons enterprise from the Everglades barren region? What may possibly their presence suggest for the numerous birds and mammals—some of them endangered—with which south Florida has turn into synonymous? And does heritage look poised to copy itself as new, huge reptiles are came across to be thriving within the area’s favorable weather? An Everglades naturalist describes how the tale unfolding within the Florida Everglades offers new possibilities to revisit our knowing of desolate tract and man’s position inside it.

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