Just Another Florida Christmas
A thirteen-foot reticulated python was found in a South Florida backyard pool on Christmas Day. Florida Fish and Wildlife says it’s going to use the snake as Show and Tell to help train its employees and its citizen-eyes-on-the-road.
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USA Today: Florida Family’s Christmas Surprise
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“What is being lost? The answer is easy. A precious and irreplaceable part of Florida’s, and the nation’s, heritage is disappearing. Plants, animals, and entire ecosystems that took tens of thousands to millions of years to evolve are at risk. What is being gained in their place? A hodgepodge of species found in other parts of the world. . . . Florida is being homogenized, and everyone, for all time to come, will be the poorer for it.”
—E. O. Wilson, in his foreword to Strangers in Paradise: Impact and Management of Nonindigenous Species in Florida