Report documents the risks of giant invasive snakes in the US

burmese python by USGS

Report documents the risks of giant invasive snakes in the US

[Via EurekAlert! – Biology ]

(United States Geological Survey) Five giant non-native snake species would pose high risks to the health of ecosystems in the United States should they become established here, according to a US Geological Survey report released today.

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It’s bad enough that the South has all those poisonous snakes. Now it looks like they may have a lot of dangerous constrictors. I wonder which would win – an alligator or a python?

By the way, the picture above is a 16 foot Burmese Python. You can download the report also.