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.
By comparison, the largest living frog today is the goliath frog of West Africa, which can be 12.5 inches (31.7 centimeters) long and weigh about 7.2 pounds (3.2 kilograms). The largest frog alive on Madagascar today is just over four inches (10.1
Competition is fierce in the Everglades. The playing field is filled with native species, hungry for a win. A beautiful door is opened, and majestic Burmese Pythons slither in. These Burmese Pythons take over with their huge appetites and sharp teeth. These eating machines don’t provide a benefit to the Everglades, instead, they harm the ecosystem.
How is the presence of Burmese pythons changing the Everglades? The Burmese python is a beautiful snake that can weigh up to 200 pounds and grow up to the length of 23 feet according to Piven 44. These snakes are native to Southeast Asia and ended up in the Everglades. These snakes mean no harm but due to irresponsible owners these snakes have adopted to the Everglades ecosystem.
Channa Argus, commonly known as the northern snakehead, is one of the many invasive species around the world. This species is a top level predator and was introduced to several American states in 2002, but its natural habitat is based in southern and eastern Asia. Northern snakeheads were transported to the waters of America by being sold from pet stores and live food fish markets, followed by being released into the wild. The northern snakehead fish threatens and competes for the native species’ resources and habitat.
With the worm bass are taken freely, though rarely of above a pound and a half, and rock bass and sunfish in plenty. The first rock bass prepared for the pan disclosed the yellow muscle worms in the thick flesh of the back. He may have been the only one so afflicted in the lake, but investigation went no further. Fish were so plenty it was no sacrifice to let the rock bass go, and he is a wonderfully numerous individual here — pestiferous when you don 't
Snakes can really give a shiver through people 's body. Did you know Burmese pythons can grow about 4 times your size. The Everglades is located in Florida and being taken over by big snakes. This is a bad thing because the Burmese pythons wiping out many species of animals, ten of thousands of these snakes called Burmese Pythons are living in the Everglades, and People are setting up to hunt these snakes with a grand prize of 1,000 dollars. With the snake’s owner not knowing what they were getting into when the snakes got too big they released the snakes to the wild.
For the 6th writing, I have decided to list five facts about cottonmouth snakes or Agkistrodon piscivorus. The cottonmouth snake is the only venomous water snake in North America, when bitten the bite leads to painful and potentially fatal effects although they barely bite humans. The cottonmouth snake has various names such as the water moccasin, black moccasin, gaper, mangrove rattler, snap jaw, stub-tail snake, swamp lion, trap jaw, water mamba and water pilot but the name ‘cottonmouth’ comes from the white coloration around and inside the snake’s mouth. Cottonmouth snakes are a type of pit vipers, which means they have heat-sensing pits between the eyes and nostrils, according to the website “livescience.com” These pits allow the snake
Micheal Crichton’s 1990 novel “Jurassic Park,” is a science fiction cautionary tale of how reckless experimentation without proper oversight can lead to catastrophic results. The novel revolves around an isolated Costa Rican island and the dangerous experiments taking place there. When a series of mysterious animal attacks begin to occur on mainland Costa Rica, a connection is made between the attacks and the “biological reserve” on Isla Nublar. Two paleontologists Allan Grant and Ellie Sattler are among the group whisked away by billionaire John Hammond to the island for a weekend. The island is revealed to be Jurassic Park, a themed park showcasing the world’s first cloned dinosaurs.
Seaparks changed forever in 1964, when the the largest captive animal ever was first put on display for the public to see (Killer Controversy). Capable of growing up to twenty eight feet long, with a six foot tall dorsalfin, and weighing up to 9,570 pounds, it is no wonder why the world knows this mammal as the killer whale ("KILLER WHALES (Orcinus Orca)). Being put on display flipped the image of the killer or orca whale from vishous and mean, to playful and brilliant. Little did people know, orcas don 't belong in captivity and that putting them there would turn the beautiful creature back into the vicious beast it was known as before. Thus proving, the containment of whales, for any motive, needs to come to an end, for the reasons that it 's not needed, there are not treated well, live shorter lifespans, and are in bad living conditions that pose multiple threats to their lives.
The 2nd labor, given to Hercules by his coward cousin, King Eurystheus, was the labor of killing “The Hydra”. A Hydra is a monster that is hard to defeat. Located in the swamps of Lerna, the mythmakers told that the Hydra either had 10,000 heads or 10. Nobody dared to get close enough to count them all. While fighting against the Hydra, Hercules realized that when he chopped off one the heads, two more would grow where the missing head was.
Burmese Pythons are a species of snakes that originate from Southeast Asia. They are an invasive species, and invade in places such as the Florida Everglades. Many people had them as pets, but when they became too big for homeowners they decided to set them free into the Everglades. As snakes can eat many large and small animals, they have enough to food to survive. But as they are not native to the Florida Everglades they then have no natural predators, so they reproduce, and each egg has about 10 snakes in them, so you can see why that may be a problem.
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.