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Funding Needed to Wage Battles in the War Against Invasive Species in the 'Glades

Jane Graham | Posted 06.03.2014 | Miami
Jane Graham

Fighting the war against invasive species is needed to secure our investment in long-term restoration goals. Machetes, herbicides, and python-sniffing dogs can take us part of the way there.

WATCH: Snake Study Reveals Surprising Skill

| Sarah C. P. Williams | Posted 03.23.2014 | Science

Taking an invasive Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) out of the Everglades may be a lot easier than keeping it out. That’s because the snak...

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.

Meet the "Everglades" Pizza, a Pie Topped With Python Meat

Roadtrippers | Posted 03.17.2014 | Food
Roadtrippers

As if that wasn't enough, the special toppings don't just stop at snake, but include other swamp critters like frogs and alligator.

Should The Burmese Python Ban Be Overturned?

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 02.19.2014 | Miami

A reptile industry trade group has gone to court to overturn a federal ban on the import of four species of large snake, including the Burmese pythons...

Road Trip Through Wild Wild Florida. Part I.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Florida is a long and skinny state, a true peninsula. From head to toe (Pensacola to Key West) it's 832-mile long, and can be done in about 15-18 hours, on a good day.

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 ...

Things Go VERY Wrong For 2 Python Hunters

AP | Posted 04.10.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- Two young men who became "stranded and disoriented" while taking part in a python hunt in Florida's Everglades were rescued Thursday afternoo...

The Orchid Thief: a Tiny Insect Invades Florida's Swamps

OnEarth | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
OnEarth

Already beleaguered by flower snatchers and threatened by habitat destruction and climate change, Florida's wild orchids now face the dreaded boisduval scale.

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...

IT'S SSSSSSSUMMERTIME: Man Finds Massive Pythons In Backyard

AP | Posted 08.03.2012 | Weird News

WEST MILFORD, N.J. -- Summer vacation has been anything but routine for a New York City social studies teacher who lives in northern New Jersey. Jame...

Kim Kardashian's Snakeskin Boots Don't Go Over Well WIth PETA

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.21.2012 | Green

Kim Kardashian is once again facing criticism from members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) -- this time, though, it's not for fu...

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.

CU Researcher Cracks Unlikely Link Between Pythons And Heart Health

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.27.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — You don't think of pythons as big-hearted toward their fellow creatures. They're better known for the bulge in their bodies after s...

Chimps With Machetes And 4 Other Pets You Shouldn't Have (VIDEO)

newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 10.09.2011 | Weird News

With the recent rash of animal attacks that have been occurring across the country, maybe it's time to look back at some of the most dangerous animals...

Feds: No Snakes On A Plane

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Federal officials want to keep nine kinds of constrictor snakes out of the United States, saying they belong to invasive...

This Week In Animals: Polar Bears, Tiny Animals, Smart Llamas And More! (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HuffPost Green posted some wild animal stories this week, which we hope you enjoyed. Click through our slideshow for a refresher and don't forget to v...

Burmese Pythons Invade Florida; Threaten To Move North

AP | By ALYSIA PATTERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AIKEN, S.C. -- One by one, seven slithering Burmese pythons were dumped into a snake pit surrounded by 400 feet of reinforced fence at the Savannah Ri...

Are You an Animal Lover?

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Can snakes and turtles feel love? I suppose I'd have to be a snake or a turtle to be sure, and therein lies the rub.

An Ounce of Python Prevention

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

There have been well-known cases of exotic species that should never have been introduced in the U.S. Whether they are the zebra mussels, the snakehead fish, or the Gambian rats that caused the 2003 monkeypox outbreak.

Greening Hollywood: Enchanted Green Hallow's Eve

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Ecostation... has created an environmentally aware Haunted Fun House for kids and parents that offers an afternoon of trick-or-treating and learning about Earth's animal-kingdom inhabitants.