Burmese Pythons Burmese pythons have a large number of sharp, strong, curved teeth. They have long bodies that can strangle their prey. Burmese pythons have invaded Florida’s Everglades. These snakes are very vicious, and they have no known predators. These pythons will tear their way through the Everglades.
The Burmese python has become a predatory species in the Florida Everglades. The reason for this problem is the rapid growth rate of the species occurring all over the Everglades. The species have become pets and then thrown in canals. They also escape from zoos and move from other states because of the warm moist weather. The environment is an excellent breeding ground for the ever growing population of Burmese pythons in the Everglades. Mark Sedensky, Time for Kids, notes, “A python can produce anywhere from 10 to 150 eggs per year. Scientists have collected data the capture of 1,935 Burmese pythons in and around the Everglades.”
Ecosystems are something we never think about. We let nature take over it’s way of life. What we don’t realize is that these systems could be corrupt by anything at any given time. This is, unfortunately, an issue in many places, but there is one place in particular. The Everglades, located in Florida. Burmese Pythons are overpopulating The Everglades, causing many effects on the ecosystem. This is affecting the local animals, the people, and the snakes themselves.
Imagine our population of deer in Georgia. That’s about how many Burmese Pythons there are in the Florida Everglades today, but multiplied twice. Burmese Pythons are still affecting the Florida Everglades today. From overpopulating to destroying the ecosystem. Burmese Pythons are wiping out excessive numbers of animals like opossums, birds, raccoons, and even bobcats. If the “Burms” try for bigger game that bobcats (people) then we have a bigger problem on our hands. At an estimate of ten thousand Burmese Pythons live in the Florida Everglades. Therefore, Burmese Pythons are affecting the Florida Everglades by overpopulating and destroying the ecosystem.
Argumentative I don't think that Burmese Pythons should not be allowed to be kept in homes or as pets. They are not safe and can cause harm. A toddler or an infant would not be able to protect itself if it attacked it. When they are hungry they will eat anything they can to satisfy itself.
Florida Gulf Coast University is not only home to about 13,717 undergraduate college students but is also inhabited by wildlife. FGCU is approximately 740 acres and half of those acres are inhabited by wildlife like gators (FGCU the College Board). Alligators can be found in almost all bodies of water here on campus. Alligators, if you give them characteristic traits, would be actually considered shy creatures in a way. You know the old saying “they are more afraid of you then you are of them” perfectly describes gators.
Especially at night if one slithers in front of you, You could easily mistake it for a snake. That becomes annoying after awhile. Also, let’s say you are Fishing on the bank of a pond or a river in Florida, you can’t just fish calmly. You have to always be Watching out for alligators in most places. You can’t just fish calmly.
Subject- Deforestation affects majority of the population, including people and animals, across the nation and in my community. Situation or Problem- Deforestation is the action of eliminating trees, in forests, by cutting them down. The objective of deforestation is to create more land for construction and land establishments with the idea of not restoring thee trees back or replacing them. How it affects my community- Deforestation can disrupt the homes of many animals, including birds and fish.
Big portions of the Everglades were drained and converted to farmlands to grow sugarcane. Other places were drained for urban development like building houses and hotels. People built canals to divert water to urban areas and this caused the wading birds to decline. Loss of the Everglades created problems in the ecosystem. There is a lot of phosphorus in runoff during rain from farmlands and caused huge invasion by cattails.
Their behaviors towards abiotic factors have changed, because the factors have changed themselves. For example, their predators have stayed the same, but their food availability have changed because of the changing climate. Competition has also dramatically changed as they are an endangered species. The climate
Most people are misinformed when it comes to the Florida alligator. Alligators just like any other animal or human being want a safe and secure area of living. These creatures want to be able to live out of harm’s way. One area that seems to be protective of these intelligent reptiles is known as The Florida Everglades.