Visual notes: "Burmese Python's Consuming Florida"

By Jonny Goldstein, used under a Creative Commons license:

"The Burmese Python is native to Southeast Asia. Now it is thriving in Florida, due to pet owners who set them free. They have found the climate very agreeable and are now battling it out with alligators at the top of the food chain."

NBC Video: Pythons on the loose in Florida

Related reading:

It's Open Season On Florida's Pythons. NPR, 2009.
Hunters and Tourists Stalk Pythons in Florida
The day may come when doctors literally prescribe snake oil for heart disease - NYTimes,2011.

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