Python molurus bivittatus Kuhl, 1820 (ITIS)
Southeast Asia (Harvey et al. 2016)
Established populations were first reported in 2000 (Harvey et al. 2016)
Imported to the U.S. for the pet trade; wild populations became established from animals that escaped or were intentionally released (Harvey et al. 2016)
Preys on native species, some of which are endangered (such as the Key Largo woodrat, Neotoma floridana smalli); may also compete with threatened native species, such as the indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi) (Harvey et al. 2016)
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State and Local Government
Harvey, R.G., M.L. Brien, M.S. Cherkiss, et al. 2016. Burmese Pythons in South Florida: Scientific Support for Invasive Species Management [PDF, 1.32 MB]. University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. Electronic Data Information Source Publication #WEC242.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Python molurus bivittatus. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].