Snakes

A number of Burmese pythons have been found on Key Largo, and a few in the Lower Keys.  However, there is as yet no evidence of a breeding population anywhere in the Keys.  Because pythons regularly escape or are released from captivity, it can be...
Prevention of spread is paramount. It is much cheaper than intervention once a snake population establishes. Feeding on prey species that are unused to being hunted by snakes, invading brown Treesnakes can remain well-fed with little effort while they...
The odds of eradicating an introduced population of reptiles once it has spread across a large area are very low, pointing to the importance of prevention, early detection and rapid response. That being said, control or eradication of some invasive...
Development of early detection techniques for non-native reptiles is important because prevention is substantially less costly and more effective than control or eradication. Avoiding release or escape of pets is a crucial element for ensuring that non-...
Effects to industries such as oil and gas cannot be predicted, but healthy marshes and barrier islands are known to be important storm buffers to Louisiana's mainland. Concerns exist for Louisiana's coastal industries, as well as for Louisiana's coastal...
Please visit Everglades National Park python site for more information about pythons and Everglades National Park, including efforts to control the species.  
The complete report can be accessed at: Giant Constrictors: Biological and Management Profiles and Establishment Risk Assessment for Nine Large Species of Pythons, Anacondas, and the Boa Constrictor    
Whether you live in a house, condominium, or apartment, there are several things you can do to decrease the potential for snakes to enter your living space.  Excluding snakes from buildings depends on closing or eliminating the most minute openings...
As a rear-fanged snake from the family of Colubrid snakes, brown Treesnakes are often classified as non-venomous.  However, as snakes on Guam (with the abundantly available food) have grown to longer lengths than what is found in their native range, some...
Scientists travel to Florida several times a year to collect samples. In the Everglades, peat cores are taken and modern pollen traps are set throughout the area. The cores are cut into 2cm pieces. Each piece is treated with strong chemicals in a lab to...