Biggest python found in Florida as ‘world’s worst’ snake invasion continues

University of Florida researchers hold a Burmese python captured in Everglades National Park. (Source: AP)

A species is found to be invasive if it causes economic damage, environmental harm or threatens human health, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The Burmese python was deemed an injurious species this year by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The designation prohibits importation and interstate transportation of the animal without a permit.

Florida’s invasive reptile and amphibian crisis is the world’s worst, according to the statement.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloomberg/article/Biggest-Python-Found-in-Florida-as-Snake-Invasion-3787346.php#ixzz23fCePXDA

 

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