The Everglades

Halting the spread of Burmese pythons out of the Everglades and into nearby conservation lands is the goal of the “Python Patrol,” a program where regular citizens are taught to call in snake sightings and wildlife officials are trained to capture the snakes.

USGS: Salt water alone unlikely to halt Burmese python invasion

Invasive Burmese python hatchlings from the Florida Everglades can withstand exposure to salt water long enough to potentially expand their range through ocean and estuarine environments.


The US Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) is a science and education based advocacy for the responsible private ownership of, and trade in reptiles. Photograph of courtesy of USARK

Python swallows adult deer

A killed 16-foot Burmese python in the Everglades was found with an adult deer in its belly this past fall. Photograph from South Florida Water Management District via AP