Pythons in florida map. Ever since a serpent enticed eve to munch on. For python tracking scientists this presents an. In southwestern florida the snakes sometimes gather in burrows dug by gopher tortoises. Getty today the everglades are overrun with the giant snakes and its had devastating consequences.
The burmese python is a large nonvenomous constrictor that is an invasive species in florida. This species is not native to florida it was introduced as a result of accidental escapes and intentional releases of pet snakes. To view a current map of all burmese python sightings in florida click on the map below. The burmese python mating season can be a cramped affair.
Burmese pythons are found primarily in and around the everglades ecosystem in south florida where the snake represents a threat to native wildlife. Burmese pythons often released into the wild by pet owners have infested the florida everglades and created a reptilian nightmare in the ecosystem. The university of georgia center for invasive species and ecosystem health. The state of florida allows hunters to kill pythons and other invasive snakes on certain state lands but warns them not to eat their quarry after the discovery that burmese pythons contain.
A burmese python captured in davie florida in 2013. Early detection distribution mapping system. A burmese python coils around the arm of a hunter during a news conference in 2010 in the florida everglades. New research suggests that the pythons wont spread through the american southeast as.