Recent cold snap decimates Burmese pythons in Florida

05/19/2010 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Burmese pythons have flourished in the Everglades in Florida, but the extremely cold weather in recent months reportedly has helped reduce their numbers. "Our scientists believe that 50 percent of the population of Burmese pythons was decimated with the recent cold snap," according to the state's wildlife agency. Federal and state officials also have enhanced their efforts to curb the snakes' possible threat to native wildlife and potential migration into urban areas.

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