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  •  I know about the pythons, but I recently (1+ / 0-)
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    saw that they have also found anacondas in the Everglades.  This, from the USGS, mentions several species of anaconda as well as pythons: http://www.fort.usgs.gov/... .  There's also this: http://www.slate.com/... .  

    "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right." -- Sen Carl Schurz 1872

    by Calamity Jean on Thu Nov 28, 2013 at 03:56:07 AM PST

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    •  theres (so far) no evidence that the anacondas are (1+ / 0-)
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      widespread, or that they are breeding in the wild.  Yellow anacondas are sometimes found in the pet trade, so it's not impossible to find escaped/released pets in the wild, but they're not "invasive" unless they are breeding and spreading.

      Definitely the Burmese pythons are invasive--probably the boas are too. But the other species are less common, and are not known to be breeding and spreading.

      In the end, reality always wins.

      by Lenny Flank on Thu Nov 28, 2013 at 04:32:48 AM PST

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