Exotic Invaders: Pythons in the Everglades

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Exotic Invaders: Pythons in the Everglades documents how the Everglades' fragile and treasured ecosystem is under attack by invasive species including an apex predator — the Burmese python. The Burmese python, a ravenous snake that rivals the anaconda in size and appetite, has gained a foothold in the Everglades. Since its arrival, the native animal populations of possums, raccoons, bobcats, foxes, otters and armadillos have crashed by as much as 98 percent.

The documentary features interviews with the hunters, scientists and policy makers on the front lines of the battle against Florida's pythons.