Snakes

Large Burmese Pythons are regularly encountered in the Everglades. (Source: National Park Service)

Pythons Moving From Everglades To Concrete Jungle

Pythons have been getting a lot of attention lately. The snakes have spread across South Florida, and the nuisance has lead to a ban which has spiked a campaign from those in favor and those against the reptiles who are not native to Florida.

CBS4–02/27/2012

(Source: Lieutenant Scott Mullin/MDFR) Firefighters hold a giant Burmese python believed to have grown wild in the Everglades. It was found beneath a trailer on a Redland farm.

Dade Firefighters Yank Goat-Eating Giant Python From Trailer

Something weird was happening down on the farm in The Redland south of Miami. Cats and chickens were missing, and then, a goat disappeared. Then, something long and scaly was spotted slipping under a trailer. That’s when the farmers called Miami-Dade Fire Rescue for help.

CBS4–08/01/2011

Miami-Dade Venom Response Unit

Dade Venom Unit Featured On Reality TV Show

Dealing with deadly venomous snakes, cranky gators and aggressive iguanas are all in a day’s work for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom One response team.

CBS4–06/07/2011

FAST FACTS: Burmese Pythons

Fast Facts About Burmese Pythons: Type: Reptile Diet: Carnivore Average lifespan in the wild: 20 to 25 years Size: 16 to 23 ft (5 to 7 m) Weight: Up to 200 lbs (90 kg) Did […]

CBS4–08/01/2009

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