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....