Sneaky Sssnakes

January 2010
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;1/8/2010, Vol. 79 Issue 13, p3
The article reports on the increasing number of Burmese pythons and other large snakes in Florida and other U.S. states. According to scientist Gordon Rodda, pythons can move long distances in a short period of time. The increasing snake population may affect the ecosystem since the pythons eat everything from birds to bobcats. One way of preventing the snake population from rising is by banning people from bringing Burmese pythons into the U.S.


Related Articles

  • MY FAVORITE SNAKES. Heflick, Shawn; MORGAN, PHILIP // Boys' Life;Aug2011, Vol. 101 Issue 8, p14 

    The article features several snakes including the Sumatran spitting cobra, Burmese python and green anaconda.

  • Keep Pythons Indoors. McCord, J. M. // Audubon;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 106 Issue 4, p16 

    States that Burmese pythons released by their owners in the swamps of Everglade, Florida still go undetected in 2004, according to Skip Snow, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. National Park Service. Description of the pythons; Plan of Snow to educate residents about responsible snake ownership.

  • South Florida Snake Hunt Aims To Dent Population Of Pythons Slithering About The Everglades.  // National Parks Traveler;12/9/2012, p1 

    The article offers information on Python Challenge 2013 sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission from January 12, 2013 to February 10, 2013. It informs that the hunter who kills the most pythons will receive a 1,500 dollars prize while 1,000 dollars will be paid for the...

  • Pythons in Paradise. McNally, Bob // Outdoor Life;Oct2009, Vol. 216 Issue 9, p8 

    The article features the status of Burmese python in South Florida. According to animal experts, these animals are thriving in the wilds and about 150,000 found in and around the Everglades National Park. It mentions that when pet owners find it hard to manage these pets, they often released it...

  • Snake populations slithering into oblivion.  // Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Aug2010, Vol. 82 Issue 8, p10 

    The article focuses on the decline in snake populations due to habitat destruction and climatic factors according to a paper published by a team of researchers led by Chris Reading of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Great Britain.

  • BURMESE PYTHONS. Betteley, Pat // Faces;Feb2015, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p6 

    The article focuses on Burmese Pythons, a snake species, found in grassy and marshy areas of southeast Asia along with the information on their physiology and food habit. Topics discussed include ability of Pythons to swim well and to stay underwater for up to 30 minutes before coming up for...

  • INVASION OF THE BURMESE PYTHON. Madsen, Laura Mclain // Appleseeds;May/Jun 2014, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p15 

    The article focuses on the invasion of Burmese pythons. Topics include the invasion of Burmese pythons in the Everglades National Park of Florida, their feeding on mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and other reptiles, and the efforts of scientists to track and capture Burmese pythons to prevent...

  • Snake Invaders.  // Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6;3/5/2012, Vol. 80 Issue 18, p2 

    The article reports on the spread of Burmese pythons at Everglades National Park in Florida. According to scientists, the pythons are responsible for the loss of the area's native mammals such as rabbits and bobcats. These snakes are native to Asia and can grow up to 20 feet long. In an effort...

  • Identifying plausible scenarios for the establishment of invasive Burmese pythons ( Python molurus) in Southern Florida. Willson, John D.; Dorcas, Michael E.; Snow, Raymond W. // Biological Invasions;Jul2011, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p1493 

    Successful invasions of secretive alien species often go unrecognized until spread has exceeded the point where control or eradication is feasible. In such situations, understanding factors that contributed to establishment can be critical to preventing subsequent introductions of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics