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Conservancy of Southwest Florida documents largest predator-to-prey size ratio for a Burmese Python

2018-03-02T01:44:41-05:00March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida documented a Burmese python eating a white-tailed deer that weighed more than the python itself.  This is believed to be the largest predator/prey ratio ever documented for the Burmese python, and possibly for any species of python. The findings will be published in the March 2018 issue of Herpetological Review. [...]

Evenings at the Conservancy events continue in 2018

2018-01-09T17:22:27-05:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is excited to announce that its popular environmental speaker series, Evenings at the Conservancy, will continue in 2018. The eco-education lectures are currently planned January through May at the Conservancy’s Eaton Conservation Hall. A host of guest speakers will cover important topics including endangered species, conservation and sustainability issues, plus [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida shows python necropsy and breeding season results

2017-04-14T14:06:06-04:00April 14th, 2017|Categories: Discussions, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Efforts concentrate on disrupting python egg-laying cycles More than four years of research is yielding remarkable results in the study and management of the invasive Burmese python in Southwest Florida. Over the course of four breeding seasons, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s wildlife biologists have removed more than 6,500 pounds of python and more than [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida reports on python research efforts, including removal of pythons totaling more than one ton

2016-11-08T14:59:20-05:00March 18th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the last 90 days, Conservancy of Southwest Florida biologists and research partners have removed more than one ton of pythons from Collier County. Among the 43 snakes removed, was the largest male python on record in South Florida, weighing more than 140 pounds and measuring more than 16 feet in length, which was discovered [...]