Friday, February 29, 2008

Pythons could squeeze lower third of USA

No burying the lede here. USA Today warns us,

As climate change warms the nation, giant Burmese pythons could colonize one-third of the USA, from San Francisco across the Southwest, Texas and the South and up north along the Virginia coast, according to U.S. Geological Survey maps released Wednesday.

The pythons can be 20 feet long and 250 pounds. They are highly adaptable to new environments.


Seriously, you might want to reconsider venturing outside if you live in the South. Don't say the USA Today didn't warn you...

2 comments:

Kristian Aloma said...

As I understand it, Iguanas will also be taking over Florida...deadly dragons they are...

Westy said...

Yes, you're right Kristian.

AND killer bees. And fire ants and Formosan termites are moving north!