Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mutants In The News — We Need Casper Van Dien Now More Than Ever Edition

I've blogged about invasive predatory constrictors before, and here's the newest terrifying findings:  the serpents are devouring all the mammals in The Everglades.

(The article went with that ubiquitous snake-eating-a-gator pic.  This is better.)

Burmese pythons, originally kept as pets, are the likely cause of a severe mammal decline in Florida's Everglades.

Researchers found a strong link between the spread of pythons and drops in recorded sightings of raccoons, rabbits, bobcats, and other species...they report that observations of several mammal species have declined by 90% or more.

And when the snakes run out of furry, four-legged food, there's only one "other species" that will satiate them.  I think we all know what to expect....