Invasive Pythons Can Find Home 20 Miles Away, Study Says

March 19, 2014 12:07 AM

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Invasive Pythons Can Find Home 20 Miles Away, Study Says

For Burmese pythons, there’s no place like home—and now a new study shows the snakes can navigate from over 20 miles (36 kilometers) away to get there.

At up to 18.8 feet (5.7 meters) long, Burmese pythons are among the world’s largest snakes, and they have become notorious in the past decade as one of South Florida’s worst invasive pests. (Related: “Longest Burmese Python Found in Florida.”)

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