African Rock Python
State biologists are concerned about another species of python, establishing itself in Florida. The African rock python is considered more aggressive than the Burmese pythons and can grow to 16 feet.
South Florida is already dealing with a Burmese python invasion in the Everglades and now state biologists are concerned that the aggressive rock python might be the latest invasive species to become established in the Everglades and elsewhere in South Florida.
West Kendall resident Frank Arbelaez still cringes when he thinks about Halloween night 2012. He said what he saw happen to his Yorkie on the bank of the canal behind his home was traumatizing.
Anyone who has traveled through the Everglades knows that large snakes like the Burmese Python are putting the ecosystem at risk. But an attempt to control the python population is running into the same old partisan gridlock everything else in Washington is hitting.