• 2 kinds of python are breeding in the Everglades, and it might help them become a 'super snake' with even better odds of spreading in Florida

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A study in the journal Ecology and Evolution published found that super snakes could emerge in the Florida Everglades.
    US Geological Survey researchers examined tail tissue in 400 snakes captured in south Florida and found some had markers of both Burmese and Indian pythons.
    The interbreeding may have resulted in "hybrid vigor," a genetic term that means the offspring takes the best traits from both species.
    Burmese pythons are swamp-dwelling reptiles, while Indian pythons usually prefer high, dry ground, which could mean the hybrid snakes could spread to new habitats.
    A super snake could...
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