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Hundreds Gather In Florida To Hunt Invasive Pythons

CNN reports: Deer, raccoons, possums and fox once flocked the area of the Everglades National Park in south Florida. Nowadays, you’re lucky if you spot one mammal in the area, according to wildlife experts. Who’s to blame for this decline in wildlife? The invasive species known as Burmese pythons. To help combat this problem for Florida’s ecosystem, snake hunters are …

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FL Warns Of Meningitis-Laden Invasive African Snails

Tampa’s CBS affiliate reports: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirms the detection of a giant African land snail in the New Port Richey area of Pasco County. If you’re wondering what harm a snail can do — it’s a lot. This species of snail is known to consume at least 500 different types of plants. Not only …

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Georgia Sees Millions Of Invasive “Palm-Size” Spiders

CBS News reports: A large spider native to East Asia has spun its thick, golden web on power lines, porches and vegetable patches all over north Georgia this year — a proliferation that has driven some unnerved homeowners indoors and prompted a flood of anxious social media posts. Millions of the large spiders have spun three-dimensional golden webs in roughly …

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