Burmese Pythons eating Mammals of Everglades

March 23, 2015 1:17 PM

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Burmese Pythons eating Mammals of Everglades

Over the past few decades, Burmese pythons started appearing in the Everglades National Park in south Florida. According to experts, the presence of the snake in national park of Florida is because of pet owners who released the snakes into the wild. Burmese pythons are dangerous predators that can grow as long as 19 feet. Since 2002, more than 2,000 have been removed from the park.

As per park officials, the park would have thousands more Burmese pythons gliding through the watery grounds. The presence of Burmese pythons, which is one of the five largest snakes in the world, could be harmful for the Everglades' mammals.

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