Snake in the Grass: An Everglades Invasion by Larry Perez

By Larry Perez

a virus is spreading during the Florida Everglades. The nonnative Burmese python—one of the biggest snakes at the planet—is referred to now to be reproducing freely within the shallow waters of the famed River of Grass. during the last decade, hundreds of thousands of pythons have made themselves at domestic around the panorama. And even though scientists paintings feverishly to profit up to attainable approximately this unparalleled invader, equipment of keep watch over stay elusive.

Many questions stay within the wake of this troubling discovery. How a ways north could Burmese pythons enterprise from the Everglades wasteland? What may perhaps their presence suggest for the numerous birds and mammals—some of them endangered—with which south Florida has turn into synonymous? And does historical past appear poised to copy itself as new, huge reptiles are chanced on to be thriving within the area’s favorable weather? An Everglades naturalist describes how the tale unfolding within the Florida Everglades presents new possibilities to revisit our realizing of desert and man’s position inside it.

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