S. Florida Fears New Everglades 'Super Snake'
Florida hunts for new species of python
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 14, 2010 1:58 PM CST
This Aug. 24, 2009, photo released by the Florida Museum of Natural History, shows Burmese pythons, left, and an African rock python, center, that were removed from the Florida Everglades.   (AP Photo/Florida Museum of Natural History, Kenneth Krysko)

(Newser) – A state-coordinated hunt for a new invasive python population is under way in the Everglades, amid fears that Southern Florida could soon be home to a new “super snake.” The 3-day hunt launched Tuesday has so far nabbed at least five African rock pythons, one of them 14 feet long. Environmental officials fear that signals a full population of the snake out there, not a few wayward released pets, reports the Sun-Sentinel.

“They are bigger and meaner than the Burmese python,” said one official. “It’s not good news.” One of the pythons captured measured 21 inches around the middle. Worse, officials fear that the African rock pythons will mate with the Burmese species, creating a “super snake” that will menace the region’s wildlife.

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yukonchuck06
Jan 19, 2010 3:01 AM CST
Fuck Disneyland, That's just another reason for me NOT to visit the state of Florida. Snakes and old people, (same kind of skin) hurricanes, badly-cut coke, off-shore communists....K my A FLA
sidewinder
Jan 18, 2010 11:54 AM CST
Super Snake, that was my nickname in high school.
Forderon
Jan 15, 2010 12:36 PM CST
Awesome responses!