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Resource Econ- Pythons in the Everglades Research Articles as early as June, 2006 Relevant problem today Their presence in the glades has been recognized for close to 11 years Basic Problems: o Destroying habitats in the Everglades o Wiping out animal populations in the glades “Burmese pythons have eaten so many small mammals in Everglades National Park that populations of rabbits and foxes have disappeared and numbers of raccoons, opossums and bobcats have dropped as much as 99%, according to a report released Tuesday by researchers at Virginia Tech University, Davidson College and the U.S. Geological Survey.” - everglades-researchers-say o Threat of the python population spreading to other parts of the United States Taking over Southeastern region “Some experts are predicting that the Burmese python could in time move into and colonise the entire South-eastern third of the United States. This would make the Burmese python the most common and dangerous large
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Unformatted text preview: predator in North America.” o • Basic Solutions: o Issue a bounty for killing or capturing the animals o Bottom line is people need to be more responsible when looking at buying pets Contact a zoo or animal charity Do research before buying a large snake o “It would be nice to know, for example, what makes one python attracted to another. Perhaps the right perfume would lure pythons out of the park and into a trap.” o “In an attempt to solve the problem the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently made it illegal to import and/or transport across state lines Burmese pythons, yellow anacondas, and northern and southern African pythons” ...
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