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Invasive Pythons in the United States - Ecology of an Introduced Predator (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R378
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Invasive Pythons in the United States - Ecology of an Introduced Predator (Paperback, New): Michael E Dorcas, John D Willson

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Invasive Pythons in the United States - Ecology of an Introduced Predator (Paperback, New)

Michael E Dorcas, John D Willson; Foreword by Whit Gibbons

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Most people think of pythons as giant snakes in distant tropical jungles, but Burmese pythons, which can reach lengths of over twenty feet and weigh over two hundred pounds, are now thriving in southern Florida. These natives of Asia are commonly kept as pets and presumably escaped or were released in the Everglades. Pythons are now common in this region; widespread throughout hundreds of square miles, they are breeding and appear to be expanding their range. Pythons are voracious predators that feed on a variety of native wildlife including wading birds, bobcats, white-tailed deer, and even alligators. Their presence has drawn dramatic media attention and stoked fears among the public that pythons may threaten not just native species but humans as well. Despite this widespread concern, information on pythons has been limited to a few scientific publications and news coverage that varies widely in fact and accuracy. With Invasive Pythons in the United States, Michael E. Dorcas and John D. Willson provide the most reliable, up-to-date, and scientifically grounded information on invasive pythons. Filled with over two hundred color photographs and fifteen figures and maps, the book will help general readers and the scientific community better understand these fascinating animals and their troubling presence in the United States. Features information on general python biology biology of Burmese pythons in their native range research on pythons in the United States history and status of introduced pythons in Florida risks pythons pose in Florida and elsewhere methods to control python populations other boas and pythons that may become or are already established in the United States

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Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2011
First published: October 2011
Authors: Michael E Dorcas • John D Willson
Foreword by: Whit Gibbons
Dimensions: 254 x 190 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-8203-3835-4
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Applied ecology
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Applied ecology > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates > Fishes (ichthyology)
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LSN: 0-8203-3835-4
Barcode: 9780820338354

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