Python Molarus Bivittatus

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Python Molarus Bivittatus

Burmese Python: Python Molarus Bivittatus

Light brown, dark brown spots lined in black, light colored belly, can grow up to 12 feet and is much longer and heavier than other native Floridian snakes.

Characteristics

The Burmese Python is a native of Southeast Asia. It was introduced to South Florida around 1995 for the pet trade. Small babies became massive adults, too big for an inexperienced owner. The owner would then release them into the wild,.

Background

The snakes have a large appetite for mammals, greatly lowering their population and even endangering some, even eating an endangered Key Largo Wood Rat. The snake's large amount of prey and small amount of predators has assured that theur population has grown exponentially.

Impact

Locals try to study the pythons to know them better. The more they know about them, the more effectively the can control their population. They destroy any nests spotted in the wild and euthanize many if they see them.

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