Study finds Burmese Pythons Responsible for Disrupting the Everglades’ Ecosystem

March 21, 2015 8:43 AM

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Long ago, scientists feared as Burmese pythons began appearing in the Everglades. They thrived, and as their numbers grew, other mammals’ numbers dwindled. There were no direct links to the two occurrences, until now.

The study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society Bconfirms that the Burmese python was indeed the culprit in the large number of disappearances of native mammals in the Everglades National Park.It was conducted by a collaboration of researchers from the University of Florida, the ...

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