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New Study Contradicts USGS Python Climate Projections; growing evidence sug

Discussion in 'Reptile Law - Legal News' started by Rich, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    A new study published in Integrative Zoology examines the impacts of cold temperatures on Burmese pythons. The study, ‘Environmental, physiology and behavior limit the range expansion of invasive Burmese pythons in southeastern USA’ (Jacobson et al. 2012), was prompted by a USGS climate prediction (Reed Rodda 2008) claiming feral Burmese pythons in the Everglades could [...]

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  2. JoeyG

    JoeyG Subscribed User Premium Member

    Re: New Study Contradicts USGS Python Climate Projections; growing evidence

    The truth shall set you free :) guess it amplies to many things huh. Thanks for the article Rich!
     
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Re: New Study Contradicts USGS Python Climate Projections; growing evidence

    So in other words they have validated what python keepers already know. That the USGS report was junk science and wasn't worth the paper it was printed on!
    The USGS survey showed Burmese pythons spreading to Oklahoma! Yet a little cold snap in florida was killing them!
    I can see them surviving in an oklahoma winter!
    Yeah right.
     
  4. Snakesitter

    Snakesitter Member

    Re: New Study Contradicts USGS Python Climate Projections; growing evidence

    Great article, and very timely considering the "ban" idea has recently reheated. Thank you for posting!
     

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