Predatory invasive snakes in Everglades consume native birds and eggs from nests

Burmese pythons, native to southern Asia, have taken up a comfortable residence in the state of Florida, especially in the Everglades. In addition to out-competing native wildlife for resources and habitat, the pythons are eating the native wildlife. (Photo by Sarah L. Stewart)

“This finding is significant because it suggests that the Burmese python is not simply a sit-and-wait predator, but rather is opportunistic enough to find the  nests of birds,” Smithsonian ornithologist Carla Dove from the National Museum of Natural History said. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/04/06/Invasive-snakes-eating-Florida-bird-eggs/UPI-30571333747512/#ixzz1rSrBOR2J

 

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