Pythons are squeezing the life out of the Everglades, scientists warn

Independent: If you go down to the Florida Everglades today, you're in for a big surprise: in the past 12 years, 90 per cent of the wild mammals which once roamed freely through the National Park have gone. Snakes are to blame, say scientists. Big ones. Specifically: an exponentially-growing population of Giant Burmese Pythons, which can grow up to 16 feet long and have a huge appetite. The creatures were first discovered in the park in 2000. They got there after being released into the wild by overwhelmed......

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