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Burmese Pythons

New Florida Predator Needs to Be Stopped Now Before Problem Worsens

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.25.2016 | Science
The University of Central Florida Forum

The Nile crocodile, unlike the American crocodile or alligator, does not try to elude humans. Being an apex predator, it welcomes the challenge from other animals and does not go down without a fight. They can grow up to 18 feet and lay 25-80 eggs just two months after mating.

Travel Adventure: My Worst Nightmare, Attacked by a Giant Python

Philip Smucker | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel
Philip Smucker

As we scaled coral cliffs and peered down into a dark crevice, I queried our agile guide in flip-flops about what we would do in case of a poisonous snakebite. He was too busy scouring the rocks to answer back.

WATCH: Family Canoe Trip Takes Jaw-Dropping Turn

Posted 04.11.2013 | Miami

A tour guide in the Florida Everglades took his excursion to 11 when he spotted a massive Burmese Python -- and leapt into the water to wrestle it int...

WATCH: Huge Python Slithers Into Picnic Area

Posted 12.30.2012 | Miami

For Florida wildlife officials, the Python Challenge 2013 can't start soon enough. In the latest evidence that the invasive species is taking over ...

WATCH: Hunters Make A Startling Find

Posted 11.27.2012 | Miami

Two South Florida men had a thrilling encounter with one of our most notorious invasive species, the Burmese python, and they captured it all on a hel...

Pythons, Kitties, and Snails, Oh My! : Invasive Species Taking Over the Everglades

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2012 | Miami
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Invasive species have increased in the Everglades at an alarming rate. Pythons tend to get more headlines, but little guys like the island apple snail and Asiatic clam can cause just as much damage to the ecosystem.