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Searching for snakes in Florida during Invasive Species Week

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A non-native Python snake is shown to the media as an example of snakes that are invading the Florida Everglades on March 1, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its partners in the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA) are conducting a survey of Northern African pythons (also called African rock pythons) in western Miami-Dade County. The teams of snake hunters were checking the levees, canals and marsh on foot for the invasive species of reptile. Many of the non-native snakes have been introduced in to the wild when people release pet snakes after they grow to large to keep.

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Dawn Brumley, a wild life biologist from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, hunts for Northern African rock pythons and other non-native snakes in the Florida Everglades on March 1, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Commission employees and its partners in the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area are conducting a survey of Northern African pythons (also called African rock pythons) in western Miami-Dade County. The teams of snake hunters were checking the levees, canals and marsh on foot for the invasive species of reptile. Many of the non-native snakes have been introduced in to the wild when people release pet snakes after they grow to large to keep. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Hunters prepare to fan out to look for Northern African rock pythons and other non-native snakes in the Florida Everglades on March 1, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its partners in the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA) are conducting a survey of Northern African pythons (also called African rock pythons) in western Miami-Dade County. The teams of snake hunters were checking the levees, canals and marsh on foot for the invasive species of reptile.