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Posted Tue Jan 31 2012: from Associated Press:
Study: Pythons, other big snakes apparently killing off huge numbers of mammals in Everglades
A burgeoning population of huge pythons - many of them pets that were turned loose by their owners when they got too big - appears to be wiping out large numbers of raccoons, opossums, bobcats and other mammals in the Everglades, a study says. The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that sightings of medium-size mammals are down dramatically - as much as 99 percent, in some cases - in areas where pythons and other large, non-native constrictor snakes are known to be lurking. Scientists fear the pythons could disrupt the food chain and upset the Everglades' environmental balance in ways difficult to predict.
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'Doc Michael says:
Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherf&*king snakes in this motherf&*king Everglades!

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