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South Florida’s Heat Key to Boom of Python and Cold-Blooded Cousins (Reptiles)

17 Sep

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BY JENNY STALETOVICH jstaletovich@MiamiHerald.com If Florida ever wants to rid itself of Burmese pythons, tegus and other slithery invaders, pray for cold. A new University of Florida study has confirmed what scientists have long suspected: temperature, more than habitat, determines where reptiles invade. Using the kind of risk assessment strategy normally used in business, researchers modeled […]