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Burmese Python

This Is Nightmare Fuel

Posted 02.05.2014 | Green

They say size doesn't matter, but the invasive Burmese pythons multiplying in the Everglades are beginning to haunt our nightmares. Case in point:...

LOOK: There's Been Another Gator-Python Incident!

Posted 12.23.2013 | Miami

There's nothing like the Florida Everglades, a stunning tropical wetlands where the circle of life occasionally resembles a fever dream from the folks...

EXPLAINED: Huge Snake's Extreme Eating Ability

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The first complete sequence of any snake genome reveals that Burmese pythons evolved rapidly to be able to eat prey as big as their own bodies. The p...

LOOK: Monkeys With Herpes And 9 Other Florida Threats

Posted 09.17.2013 | Miami

Things are getting downright biblical in Florida, where residents and wildlife face afflictions worthy of their own book of Exodus. Most recently, ...

Dog Attack Highlights Another Snake 'Nastier' Than Burmese

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 09.10.2013 | Miami

A rock python has killed a dog in West Kendall, raising concerns of a growing snake population in South Florida with a "nastier disposition " than the...

WATCH: Man Missing A Cat Makes TERRIFYING Discovery In Shed

Vanessa Martin | Posted 08.05.2013 | Miami

A Florida man made a bone-chilling discovery Sunday night while cleaning out his shed at his Hialeah home: a giant albino Burmese python eating a cat ...

'Devoured': Burmese Python Latches Onto Expert's Face

Posted 05.23.2013 | TV

On the Animal Planet "Monster Week" special "Devoured: Man-Eating Super Snake Returns,” Florida snake expert Steve Masek was on the hunt for a dange...

LOOK: LARGEST Python Ever Caught In Florida!

Posted 05.24.2013 | Miami

A Miami man has captured, killed, and reported the largest Burmese python ever caught in Florida, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation ...

LOOK: 22 Of Florida's Other Invasive Species

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 02.20.2013 | Miami

While 68 dead Burmese pythons didn't make much of a dent in their pervasive South Florida population, officials say Florida's infamous Python Challeng...

On Snakes and Snake Hunting

Rob Pringle | Posted 03.31.2013 | Science
Rob Pringle

The invasion of the Everglades by Burmese pythons has recently put snakes and snake hunters into the headlines.

NEW Python Challenge Body Count Released

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 01.18.2013 | Miami

IN THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES -- The man known as "Alligator Ron" has a lifetime of experience in the Florida Everglades, a fleet of airboats at his dispo...

WATCH: How Many Snakes Did 'Senator Python' Kill?

Posted 01.18.2013 | Miami

If you've always wanted to see a congressman give a press conference in front of a writhing 11-foot Burmese python, well, just click play above. I...

Snake Bodies Not Exactly Piling Up

The Tampa Tribune | Keith Morelli | Posted 03.17.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- The state of Florida this weekend unleashed a thrill-seeking public on the Burmese python, an invasive species that has set up house in the F...

PHOTOS: Python Challenge 2013

Posted 03.16.2013 | Miami

Hoping for help eradicating its most alarming invasive species, the state of Florida invited the general public into the everglades for a snake-huntin...

PHOTOS: 'The Zombies Of The Everglades'

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 01.14.2013 | Miami

BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE, Fla. -- An armed mob set out into the Florida Everglades on Saturday to flush out a scaly invader. It sounds like the ...

Group Outraged Over Rules For Python Challenge

Posted 01.09.2013 | Miami

A state-sponsored hunting contest for Burmese pythons in the Everglades has sparked tons of interest, but also backlash from one animal rights group. ...

Is Rick Scott's Python Hunt Too Dangerous?

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 03.09.2013 | Miami

Nearly 400 people have signed up to enter the Everglades and do battle with Burmese pythons, the giant constrictors that have emerged as the latest an...

Can You Bag The Longest For Cash Prize?

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 01.08.2013 | Miami

Florida officials are holding a contest to see who can bag the most and longest Burmese pythons in the hopes of enlisting the public's help in saving ...

Policymakers Hamper Progress for Animals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

There are a lot of devoted animal advocates in Congress, and some very good bills moving forward. But there is also a lot of foolishness, selfishness, and greed in Congress and the snake and polar bear issues show off these characteristics in the worst possible ways.

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...

15-Foot Python Found Near North Shore Beach

Posted 09.18.2012 | Chicago

A landscaper trimming bushes near Waukegan Municipal Beach came across a very large, potentially very dangerous surprise while working Monday. The ...

LOOK: Record-Breaking Python Nabbed In Everglades

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 04.17.2013 | Miami

There are some Florida records no one wants to see broken, but apparently the exotic snakes invading the Everglades weren't informed. Researchers ...

'Swamp Wars': Huge Burmese Python Found in Swimming Pool On Christmas Day

Posted 05.25.2012 | TV

On "Swamp Wars" (Thu., 9 p.m. ET on Animal Planet) one family found a very nasty Christmas Day visitor lurking in their pool: a 13-feet-long Burmese p...

'Swamp Wars': Massive Burmese Python At Daycare Center

Posted 05.14.2012 | TV

On "Swamp Wars" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on Animal Planet) the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's Venom One team responded to a call about a massive Burmese python near...

If It Bleeds It Leads

Frank Mazzotti | Posted 04.07.2012 | Miami
Frank Mazzotti

Stories about large snakes feed directly into an archetypal fear that humans have of snakes, and stories about a feeding frenzy of snakes wiping out wildlife fuels a feeding frenzy of media coverage that wipes out the truth.