i’m doing a living enviroment project on the burmese pythons. Theres a category
Explain what the burmese pythons has done to the local habitat it has been introduced to. Include predator prey relationships with local species. Include affect on local business and human interactions”
I’ve done my research but i can’t seem to find the information i need or want. Can you guys give me some answers? Thanks!
Answer by gallianomom2001
Since your question isn’t even phrased so you can understand it, I’m assuming you mean what has the burmese python done to the local habitat it has been introduced to….In two words…not much. The Burmese python has made little impact on local habitat despite what DNR and NGS surveyors want you to think. Most Burmese did not even survive this last winter due to extreme cold. Larger burms can eat alligators but they in turn are also food for these animals. Local business’ except for the python breeders are not affected. Burmese breeders are being negatively impacted due to new legislation however and since the reptile industry brings in literally millions of dollars into the economy, making it more difficult for them to do business will affect other business’. I’m not sure how they would affect human interactions except that the snakes occasionally make their way into people’s yards where they have to be caught by various companies. They can also put smaller pets at risk of being consumed.
Most burms would take local rodents and birds but the larger adults would have to take larger items. This would be whatever it could find to fill it. While there have been deaths from pet burmese, to my knowledge there has never been a death from an encounter with a wild burm.
I’m also curious on who decided that there was a “crime committed”. What crime? Just so you have the facts: The majority of Burmese in the Florida everglades are animals that were accidently released from a breeding facility that was destroyed when hurricane Andrew hit Florida. Almost every animal that was DNA tested linked back to the facility, so we’re not talking about people releasing their pets into the wild….although I’m sure there are a few of those. If you really want a crime….try feral cats. They destroy more fauna than any burm and are in greater numbers then any burm as well.