Invasive Burmese pythons are gobbling up native mammals
Even breeding like bunnies can’t save some mammals in Florida's Everglades National Park from the invading Burmese pythons.
When summer heats up, these snakes become more active. And in a new study, they started eating marsh rabbits in alarming numbers. Each week, the snakes there were gobbling up to one in every five bunnies in some test areas, scientists now report. Over the long term, losing those once-abundant rabbits at this rate is “not even close to sustainable,” says Robert McCleery. He’s a biologist at the University of Florida in Gainesville.