Aristos Georgiou (Newsweek) reports on a documented sighting of a rainbow snake (Farancia erytrogramma) in the Ocala National Forest in south Florida. It is the first sighting of the elusive species since 1969. An elusive rainbow snake has been spotted in Ocala National Forest, Florida, for the first time in over 50 years. State wildlife […]

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Lance Richardson (The Guardian) writes about the tens of thousands of pythons in the Florida wild, attacking animals and damaging ecosystems. He explains how “the quest to stop them has become a collective crusade.” Here are excerpts: On a Thursday afternoon in St Petersburg, Florida, Beth Koehler crouches over a cairn terrier named Ginger, trimming intently […]

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