From my Huffington Post blog – Pythons, Kitties, and Snails, Oh My! : Invasive Species Taking Over the Everglades
I remember the first news story I read about pythons in the Everglades. It was accompanied by a photo of a python who had dined on an alligator. Meal time did not end well for either one of them. After getting over my feeling of nausea from seeing a photo of the tail end of an alligator poking out of a torn python, I considered the following questions:
1) How did this python get into the Everglades? (I don’t remember learning about the Pythons of the Everglades when I was a kid. Alligators, yes. Pythons, no.)
2) How is this problem being resolved? What can we do to help?