Pythons

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-...
Please visit Everglades National Park python site for more information about pythons and Everglades National Park, including efforts to control the species.  
Pythons eat a wide variety of prey (mammals, birds and alligators), and pose a risk to many resources, including threatened and endangered species.  Examination of stomach contents of Burmese pythons in Everglades National Park shows that birds make up...
Human fatalities from non-venomous snakes are very rare, probably only a few per year worldwide.  All known constrictor-snake fatalities in the United States are from captive snakes; these are split between deaths of snake owners who were purposefully...
Invasive animal species are a rapidly increasing environmental and economic problem in the United States.  According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service records, legal wildlife shipments into the United States between 1999 and 2010 comprised over 2.8...
Not enough scientific information is available to definitively answer this question.  The species that this study documents as apparently declining are those mammal species that are easily observed on roads at night due to their behavioral patterns and...
Most invasive reptiles and amphibians have not received research attention at a level that would allow in-depth evaluation of impacts. However, the most likely avenue for ecosystem change would be that introduced Burmese pythons or similar species would...
There are currently no reliable estimates of the total numbers of Burmese pythons in the invasive population. However, from 2000 to mid-October 2011, more than 1,786 pythons were removed from Everglades National Park and adjacent lands. Animals in excess...
Boa constrictors and northern African pythons live in the Miami metropolitan area. Also, the various python species and boa constrictor are often found living in suburban and urban areas in their native ranges. As with alligators, the risk of human...