Science seeks to stem snake surge [Audio Podcast]

Product Type: 

Podcast

Year: 

2009

Author(s): 

Reed, R. and J.T. Wilson

Right now in Florida, non-native, giant constrictor snakes—pythons, anacondas, and the boa constrictor—are being found in the wild, and two species have established breeding populations. The snakes pose a considerable resource management challenge for agencies charged with preserving native ecosystems and species. In this podcast, USGS research wildlife biologist Bob Reed discusses how scientific research can help us find ways to understand, manage, and control these introduced predator snakes.