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What are the principal findings of this research?

This research concludes that the risk of unprovoked strikes from Burmese pythons in Everglades National Park is low, but not non-existent. Unprovoked strikes are when the subject of the attack is not trying to catch, provoke or harass the snake. Available evidence from captive Burmese pythons suggests that even those strikes that result from cases of mistaken identity or defensive behavior may still result in constriction, which can prove fatal.

Previous studies have also shown that this invasive snake species is having a negative effect on native mammals in the South Florida Everglades. For example, one study demonstrated that drastic population declines of raccoons, opossums, and bobcats have occurred in Everglades National Park where pythons have been established the longest. 

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