Burmese pythons are eating, pushing out native species

March 19, 2015 3:33 PM

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Burmese pythons are eating, pushing out native species

A new study -- published this week in the journal Proceedings B -- recently quantified that dominance, showing the species' ability to quickly and ruthlessly decimate small mammal populations native to South Florida.

Specifically, researchers at the University of Florida and Davidson College tracked a sample population of marsh rabbits in the Everglades via radio collars. After nine months of monitoring the native species, some 77 percent were found to have been eaten by a python.

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