Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Number of animals less for python

WEST PALM BEACH, United States (U.S.) - Results of the study population of raccoons found Monday, oposum, civets and other mammals were almost extinct in Everglades National Park, Florida and surrounding areas for large python devoured mainly Burmese python.

The study published in the Presentation of National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday found that a drastic reduction to 99 per cent in the number of medium-sized mammals in the Everglades is home to many python.

According to the report, most of the python was removed because of pets become too large.

Scientists fear that python snakes would affect the food chain in the Everglades, Florida State once the balance of environmental damage in the form of hard to predict.

"The impact of population decline over the whole ecosystem of mammals beyond the boundaries of Everglades National Park is complete," said a co-author of the study from the University of Virginia Tech, John Willson.

Tens of thousands of Burmese python from Southeast Asia, is believed to live and multiply quickly as a hot humid climate in the Everglades.


Burmese pythons can grow to 8 meters in length and weighing over 90 kilograms of it can devour large animals, including crocodiles.

U.S. National Park Service recorded a total of 1.825 python was caught in the Everglades National Park since 2000.

Among the biggest so far was a long Burmese python weighed around five meters by five meters 70kg and arrested earlier this month. - Agency

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