Everglades National Park News
Man-Eating Nile Crocodiles Found in Florida
Florida can now add man-eating crocs to its growing list of invasive species . Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and there may be more out there in the wild. University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko and his
Killer Nile Crocodiles in Florida? Experts Say It's Possible
Step aside, Burmese python: The man-eating Nile crocodile may now be Florida's scariest invasive species, say researchers who examined the cases of three captured near Miami
Everglades Tourists Injured in Airboats Crash
Tourists seeking to get an up close and personal look at wildlife in Florida's Everglades National Park got a little more than they bargained for recently, when the airboats they were traveling in sideswiped each other. More than 20 people were injured in the crash, which occurred at Gator Park in
18-Foot-Long Burmese Python Caught in Florida Everglades
The 133-pound snake was found by a researcher who regularly works in the national park.
18-Foot-Long Burmese Python Weighing 133 Pounds Caught in Florida Everglades
A massive female Burmese python -- 18 feet 3 inches long and 133 pounds heavy -- was recently discovered and caught in the Everglades National Park in Florida, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) officials. The "big gal" is not a record-breaker, though she's only three inches shy of the
Battle For The Everglades: Vets Versus Pythons
In the Florida Everglades now, it’s vets-versus-pythons, as survivors of U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wrestle with a different kind of foe: lethal Burmese pythons. While Everglades National Park does not permit hunting, it has authorized some 30 agents--mostly private individuals--to find and
Florida Engineers Stumble on Monster Burmese Python
Engineers on a routine levee inspection in the Florida everglades happened to stumble upon one of the largest Burmese Pythons ever found in the area this week. Measuring in at 18.2 feet, the python fell just six inches short of the record set for the...
Several Whales Dead, Dozens Stranded in Florida Everglades
Rescue efforts are underway to save nearly four dozen whales that are stranded in dangerously shallow waters in Florida’s Everglades National Park. Ten whales have already died in the remote area of the park, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. It was unclear...
Florida Python Hunt Launched to Curb Slithering Population
Florida wildlife officials are launching a snake hunting mission to help curb the growing population of Burmese pythons threatening the Everglades and nearby neighborhoods. Nearly 500 amateur hunters have signed up for the month-long competition in southern Florida sponsored by the Florida Fish and