10 Feb '12, 10pm

Dogs Trained to Catch Invasive Pythons: Dogs trained in a project at Auburn University called Eco Dogs are being...

Dogs Trained to Catch Invasive Pythons: Dogs trained in a project at Auburn University called Eco Dogs are being...

Dogs trained in a project at Auburn University called Eco Dogs are being used to find invasive Burmese Pythons in Florida. In areas of the Everglades where they have established themselves, the very large snakes have decimated local populations of wild animals. Marsh rabbits, foxes, raccoons, opossums and white-tailed deer sightings have been reduced by well over 90 percent . The snakes are foreign to these local animals and sometimes they don’t recognize them as predators until it is too late. Growing up to 16 feet long and 150 pounds, they are formidable opponents and can reproduce rapidly. The Everglades are a very important ecosystem and the introduced snakes are causing widespread destruction. The pythons are very elusive and hard to find in a huge wild national park like the Everglades . That’s where the dogs come in. In a test, two Labrador Eco Dogs were able to det...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/dogs-catch-pythons.html

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