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Invasive Pythons Take a Toll on the Everglades

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credit: National Parks Service

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For millennia, the pristine Everglades had been suspended in ecological harmony, forming a marshland ecosystem home to unique organisms found nowhere else on Earth—but the presence of uninvited predators is threatening to irrevocably tip the balance. Over the last decade, National Park officials have noted a dramatic increase in the number of invasive pythons in the Everglades, as some have grown to as much as 16-feet long by feeding on the region's protected animals.

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