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Agkistrodon conanti (Florida Cottonmouth) and Python bivittatus (Burmese Python). Diet and Predation

December 29, 2021

Python bivittatus is established in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem in southern Florida, USA. Documented predators on pythons in Florida include Alligator mississippiensis (American Alligator; Snow et al. 2006. Herpetol. Rev. 37:81–81), Drymarchon couperi (Gulf Coast Indigo Snake; Andreadis et al. 2018. Herpetol. Rev. 49:341–342), Lynx rufus (Bobcat; McCollister et al. 2021. Southeast. Nat. 20:N55–N59), and possibly Ursus americanus floridanus (Florida Black Bear; McCollister et al. 2021. op cit.). We documented mortality events of hatchling and juvenile P. bivittatus while conducting radiotelemetry studies in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem.