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 Florida's Burmese pythons : squeezing the everglades
 Author: Aronin, Miriam

 Publisher:  Bearport
 Pub Year: 2016

 Dewey: 597.96
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 32 p., col. ill., col. map, 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 071063 ISBN: 9781627248273
 Ages: 8-11 Grades: 3-6

 Burmese pythons
 Pest introduction
 Nonindigenous pests
 Nature -- Effect of human beings on
 Everglades (Fla.)

Price: $22.09

In this book, readers learn how the Burmese Python is an invasive species in the state of Florida.

They Don't Belong: Tracking Invasive Species

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 177276

   Booklist (10/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 10/01/2015 Burmese pythons aren’t native to Florida, yet their numbers are rapidly increasing in the Everglades. This installment in the They Don’t Belong: Tracking Invasive Species series uses a narrow focus on the Burmese python to illuminate concerns about invasive species in general. After discussing the origin of the slithery creatures—likely pet owners overwhelmed by the snakes’ size—Aronin covers researchers’ attempts to locate and study the pythons, threats to native species, and contemporary efforts to curb the population of this top predator. Lots of photos of snakes (including one in the process of being dissected, which may alarm sensitive readers) cover each page, and matter-of-fact sentences clearly convey the information. A glossary, further reading and web resources, and a list of other invasive reptiles found in Florida close out the volume. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.

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