Florida trains “python patrol”

Florida Trains "Python Patrol"
Florida Fish & Wildlife officers train the public to capture invasive pythons and other large snakes.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPTV) The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is teaching people how to safely capture one of the largest snakes in the world, the Burmese Python.

Wildlife officers say the pythons, which can grow to 20 feet long and eat large animals whole, are being ditched by pet owners in the Florida Everglades, threatening the region’s endangered species and its ecosystem.

Conservationists describe the program as an early detection, rapid response initiative.

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