Burmese python http://wlrn.org en Job Posting: Crocodile Handlers Wanted In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/job-posting-crocodile-handlers-wanted-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">If you’re an outdoorsy type, Florida wildlife officials have a job for you.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">But there’s a catch. Actually, several catches – all with very sharp teeth.</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:41:16 +0000 Christine DiMattei 26881 at http://wlrn.org Job Posting: Crocodile Handlers Wanted In South Florida Animal CSI: Inside The Smithsonian's Feather Forensics Lab http://wlrn.org/post/bird-expert-identifies-victims-burmese-pythons-everglades Carla Dove smiles as she tears open a small, flat cardboard box. She is sitting at a lab bench in her office at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.<p>"It's kind of like Christmas for me because I never know what's going to be in the packages," she says.<p>Inside the box are a bunch of sealed sandwich-size bags. Dove counts the bags.<p>"Eight samples today," she notes. Each sample consists of grayish pieces of feathers, and sometimes bones, all from inside the stomachs and intestines of Burmese pythons.<p>Dove is an ornithologist and a forensic expert of sorts. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:54:35 +0000 16058 at http://wlrn.org Animal CSI: Inside The Smithsonian's Feather Forensics Lab Man Wrestles, Kills Record-Size Python In Florida City http://wlrn.org/post/man-wrestles-kills-record-size-python-florida-city <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Jason Leon said he has two regrets about slicing the head off the longest Burmese python recorded in Florida:</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">He wishes he didn’t have to slay the beast, and he wishes his bedroom walls were big enough to mount the snake’s skin.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 11:22:46 +0000 Evan Benn 14436 at http://wlrn.org Man Wrestles, Kills Record-Size Python In Florida City Nine Awesome Everglades Animals (Aside From The Alligator) http://wlrn.org/post/nine-awesome-everglades-animals-aside-alligator <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is there any animal more closely associated with the Everglades than the American alligator? OK, the <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/python-challenge-hunter-its-eerily-quiet-everglades" target="_blank">Burmese python</a> has been the 'glades press "darling" as of late, but invasive, non-natives do not count for the purposes of celebrating the Everglades. While F</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">lorida's iconic reptilian king deserves all of the attention it gets, there are plenty of other cool critters that inhabit the Everglades. </span></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 12276 at http://wlrn.org Nine Awesome Everglades Animals (Aside From The Alligator)