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Invasive pythons in the United States : ecology of an introduced predator

Author: Michael E Dorcas; John D Willson
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2011.
Series: Wormsloe Foundation nature book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Most people think of pythons as giant snakes in distant tropical jungles, but Burmese pythons, which can reach lengths of over twenty feet and weigh over two hundred pounds, are now thriving in southern Florida. These natives of Asia are commonly kept as pets and presumably escaped or were released in the Everglades. Pythons are now common in this region; widespread throughout hundreds of square miles, they are  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E Dorcas; John D Willson
ISBN: 9780820338354 0820338354
OCLC Number: 721085084
Description: x, 156 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: About pythons --
Natural history of Indian and Burmese pythons --
Scientific research on pythons --
Burmese pythons in the United States --
Control methods for Burmese pythons --
Pythons in the pet and skin trades --
Other species at risk of becoming established in the United States.
Series Title: Wormsloe Foundation nature book.
Responsibility: Michael E. Dorcas and John D. Willson.

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Provides the most reliable, up-to-date, and scientifically grounded information on invasive pythons. Filled with over two hundred colour photographs and fifteen figures and maps, this will help  Read more...

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Michael E. Dorcas and John D. Willson provide a much-needed examination of the growing impact of Burmese pythons as an invasive species in the United States. By highlighting the many dangers and Read more...

 
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