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  • Park staff releasing a snake in a swamp in an effort to find more invasive species
    Information icon Secretary David Bernhardt in Big Cypress NP in Florida releasing a male python with tracker to lead to other invasive pythons. Public domain photo.

    USGS and partners tracking and removing Burmese pythons in Southern Florida

    July 10, 2020 | 6 minute read

    Washington – Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and Conservancy of Southwest Florida announced they have teamed up to radio-track Burmese pythons in Big Cypress National Preserve, Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge and other areas of Southwest Florida. This new effort marks the first-time pythons are being tracked in so many different habitats to better understand python biology across the region and ultimately find ways to more effectively control this invasive species.  Read the full story...

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