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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Burmese Python Burmese Python Python molurus The Burmese Python is one of the largest snakes in the world measuring in at anywhere between 6 and 9 feet in length Typical Burmese pythons aretan in color with dark blotches along the back and sides. The blotches look like puzzle pieces, and also resemble the markings on a giraffe. They have a pyramid-shaped head with a dark, arrowhead-shaped wedge extending toward the nose The snake originates in India,lower China, the Malay Peninsula, and islands of the East Indies Affected Area South Florida, specificallyin the Everglades region and other similar regions Burmese Pythons have few natural predators in south Floridaand prey upon many local species which reduces populations significantly as well as out-competing other native species for resources and preying upon many threatened and endangered species of the Everglades regionFlorida officials have encouraged owners of these reptiles to refrain from releasing them into the wild as well as providing Pet Amnesty Days to prevent unwanted releases of such exotic species The reduction of the Burmese Python in South Florida will allow native species such as alligators, birds, and other reptiles of the region to flourish and return to previous population levels which would also revive the economic levels that these native species provide for many citizens of the region
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