Fox News: Florida suffers invasion of pythons which are almost impossible to get rid of
The US state of Florida is suffering from an overpopulation of an invasive species of Burmese python, which are incredibly difficult to get rid of, Fox News reporter Greg Wener reported.
“Growing Burmese python populations in South Florida and the Everglades National Park, as well as many unknown individuals, have led scientists to conclude that eradicating the invasive species in the southern part of the state is likely impossible,” said Wener.
He also noted that the uncontrollability of the Burmese python population in the US represents one of the world’s most intractable problems regarding invasive species.
He said the largest python found in Florida was about five metres in size and 97 kilograms in weight.
The journalist added that the reptile species was first discovered in the southern state in 1979, but did not achieve invasive status until the early 2000s.