Pythons Probably Aren't the Problem

The recent study that blamed imported pythons and boas for devastating local mammal species is weak science, according to experts quoted in this Reuters article.

Are pythons overrunning the Everglades? Some experts now say no | Reuters:

"Heflin criticizes the authors of the study for failing to fully investigate and dispose of other factors that could account for their observations, including a decade-long drought, cyclical population fluctuations, increased development and pollution."

Photo: The yellow anaconda, one of the large constrictors recently banned from import and interstate sale in the US. Alina Zienowicz/Creative Commons.


  1. Well, we already knew that humans and not pythons were the actual problem...


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