Are There Pythons in the Everglades?

 Are There Pythons in the Everglades?

The answer to this question is, yes! There are way too many pythons in the Everglades. In recent years, there has been an outbreak of Burmese pythons in Florida. Burmese pythons were originally from southeast Asia, and their presence has been established in the Everglades as a result of an accidental and/or intentional release by owners.

More than 2,000 pythons have been removed from the Everglades and surrounding areas in the past fifteen years. To capture and remove these pythons, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission use radio receivers to track the pythons. They are a threat to wildlife and other native predators, since they are not native to the area. Even though they aren’t native to the area and pose a threat to the species that are native to the Everglades, you still may have a chance of seeing a python while touring through the Everglades, so it is best to always be careful.

Here at Everglades Holiday Park, we do not typically encounter pythons, but if we do, you are safe inside the airboat always and our airboat captains know how to be cautious. Our airboat captains are experts at giving Everglades tours and can educate you on the non-native python threatening the Everglades.

At Everglades Holiday Park, you can embark on one of the best Everglades Tours in Florida. On one of our tours, you will get extremely close to animals like alligators, iguanas, egrets, fish, and perhaps a snake or two. Taking an Everglades tour will get you face-to-face with some of the most incredible wildlife in South Florida, and no matter how threatening or harmful some of the creatures might be, they are beautiful when seen on our airboat tour, in their environment, and safe.

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