Burmese Pythons

The Burmese Python is one of the largest species of snakes. They can grow up to 26 feet long and weigh more than 200 pounds. The Burmese Python is native to southeast asia. The Burmese Python is invasive to the Florida Everglades. Meaning they are not supposed to be there. The Burmese Pythons were sold as pets and when they got too big for people to care for they started to let them go. Burmese Pythons usually eat small mammals and birds. But since they get so big they also can eat pigs and goats. The Burmese Python is even known to eat alligators. The Burmese Pythons’ only predators are humans and sometimes alligators. Which means there are only a couple ways to get rid of them. The Burmese Pythons population is growing and all of the other species are declining rapidly.  

Invasive species is an overpopulated animal that negatively affects its new environment. The Burmese Python is eating too much of the Everglades ecosystem. All of the animals living in the Florida Everglades are now being eaten and if this continues the Burmese Python could make many important species go extinct. For example, if the Burmese Python eats all the lizards, then the birds have no food and if all the birds die, then the raccoons will have no food and if all the raccoons die, and so on until all of the animals go extinct except the Burmese Pythons. Which is why these pythons need to be removed right away. The Burmese Pythons are a huge problem to the Florida Everglades and they need to be taken out before it’s too late. 

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