Saturday, March 10, 2012

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Alan Huot ( thought you might be interested in the following article that appeared in a recent issue of The Wildlife Society NewsBrief .

Pythons in the Everglades !

Dogs help track down Everglade's invasive pythons

from Wildlife Extra

The scenario sounds like a low-budget movie from the '70s: Humongous snakes are on the loose, eating everything in sight. But this is real — a problem that an American university and its canines are helping to combat. Auburn researchers used detection dogs in the Everglades National Park to find Burmese pythons during a recent study on ways to manage and eradicate these non-native, invasive snakes, which are eating native wildlife, mostly mammals and birds. more

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