Scientist Austin Fitzgerald (left) and biologists Matthew McCollister and Jillian Josimovich wrangle a Burmese python named Charlie 5 at Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida. (AP)
Teams of scientists and biologists have been studying the invasive reptile. They have removed hundreds of the pythons from Florida’s wetlands. (AP)
Charlie 5, a Burmese python, is held after being caught in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve. (AP)
Biologist Jillian Josimovich uses a tracker to find a Burmese python with a radio transmitter placed in its skin. (AP)
Burmese pythons belong in Asia, not Florida. They spread in that state after some escaped. Their cages were broken open during a hurricane. (AP)
Pythons are good at hide and seek. But a few wear trackers. They slither back to where other snakes hide. Beep. Beep. The signal gives them all away.