Burmese Pythons Taking over the Everglades

I love Burms, but they are an incredibly invasive species in the Everglades. Watch to learn when and how they were first introduced, what they're doing to the ecosystem, and how the state of Florida is trying to control their numbers.
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  1. Snake Discovery

    Snake Discovery

    9 meses atrás

    I don't often share my own videos on Facebook, but when I do it's one of an important subject (insert meme here). If anyone else is willing to share to spread awareness on their Facebook it would be greatly appreciated! Education is key! :)

    • Jodi Adams

      Jodi Adams

      Mês atrás

      @mahcatischubb 84 bearded dragon is a great starter reptile. Or a ball Python. Please make sure she does her resurch please

    • payton perkins

      payton perkins

      2 meses atrás

      I follow you on Facebook and instagram keep posting on insta

    • ioannis skardasis

      ioannis skardasis

      3 meses atrás

      can't you transfer the eggs from the everglades to Asia?

    • Juliette Madere

      Juliette Madere

      5 meses atrás

      I WISH I had a snake... does that count?

  2. JohntechFL

    JohntechFL

    18 horas atrás

    They did a test in KY and found that the burmese had no problems surviving year round in central KY.

  3. JohntechFL

    JohntechFL

    18 horas atrás

    All we have to do is regulate and promote the sale of python meat and problem solved.

  4. Florissa Malonda

    Florissa Malonda

    2 dias atrás

    The poor ssssnakes

  5. Montana

    Montana

    3 dias atrás

    Ik one channel who works with cobras and rattlers who feeds the Burmese he catches to his other snakes.

  6. Charcol's Trash Vlogs

    Charcol's Trash Vlogs

    4 dias atrás

    Thats why in Australia non native snakes are not allowed. To keep at agriculture normal. Popcorn is a cutie though. U are so professional and such a great teacher that you remind me of a snake keeper that taught me about snakes in a festival Also I feel sad that they have to be killed but ye

  7. firewolflegend

    firewolflegend

    5 dias atrás

    is there any invasive species in the uk just wondering as I would not mind to help try and help stop invasive creatures

  8. AJ EMPRESS

    AJ EMPRESS

    6 dias atrás

    question. why dont we take the eggs, incubate it and then keep it as a pet

  9. flyingrabbit

    flyingrabbit

    6 dias atrás

    They release a virus in New Zealand to kill rabbits- don't do that- it would be horrible! It will kill all the snakes and everyones pet snakes and can mutate. The only way is to hunt. Pay the hunters. Every time they release the rabbit killing virus it costs the government 60,000.

  10. blooky

    blooky

    9 dias atrás

    wait ... but if they are endangered in their natural habitat then why not just make an artificial habitat for them ?

  11. Narnia Lives

    Narnia Lives

    10 dias atrás

    Not trying to take away from the major problem of an invasive species, but! You have to admit, it's kind of cool that we humans could potentially witness evolution happen.

  12. Ellie Blaxland

    Ellie Blaxland

    11 dias atrás

    This channel is the reason my dad and I got our first snake. Before coming to you, Emily, I was petrified of snakes and then saw how wonderful they really are, and what do you know? 7 months later my dad and I adopted a beautiful Olive Python. I love this channel, I've seen every video

  13. Carol

    Carol

    13 dias atrás

    Relocate the pythons to Burma! Lolz

  14. Kristian

    Kristian

    13 dias atrás

    Can you please say meter and centimeter for us that is not from America

  15. Ceresa Morsaint

    Ceresa Morsaint

    14 dias atrás

    Emily: *has ball pythons* Emily: *has an alligator* Also Emily: Python’s only natural predators are alligators!

  16. robert 0

    robert 0

    15 dias atrás

    Didn't know they were not safe to eat. . . I see people eat them all the time.

  17. Ilikepie Ilikepie 2

    Ilikepie Ilikepie 2

    15 dias atrás

    How did they get from Myanmar to Florida

    • Freedom Anderson

      Freedom Anderson

      12 dias atrás

      By being imported.

  18. Dandylion567

    Dandylion567

    17 dias atrás

    This reminds me of the issues with lion fish. They are decimating native fish populations, and nothing can eat them because of their toxins.

  19. Randomness With Willow

    Randomness With Willow

    19 dias atrás

    I know that this will sound stupid but would it be reasonable to try to get as many burms as possible and ship them back to their native habitat and slowly get OUR abundance of them back to balance out their lack of burms? And I just saw that you talked about that Emily cause I wrote that comment earlier

  20. Iris Liang

    Iris Liang

    21 dia atrás

    I really like yellow snakes!! Cause some of the have double heads and really cool patterns!! Lol!! 🐍🐍😅😇

    • Freedom Anderson

      Freedom Anderson

      12 dias atrás

      Conjoined twins can occur in all animals, including Humans.

  21. yamiryushi

    yamiryushi

    25 dias atrás

    I get its necessary but man, it really upsets me they are killing off the burms like that. I guess I like animals too much. Don't get me wrong, I understand the need for it, I just wish other animal species that aren't invasive but are considered "pests" like bats would stop being killed off because "pests".

  22. Jasmin Flower

    Jasmin Flower

    27 dias atrás

    Why don't they sell the snake skins? That would get lots of people looking for them.

  23. Alisa Kulach

    Alisa Kulach

    28 dias atrás

    Is it okay to release a snake that is 100% native to my area?

    • Freedom Anderson

      Freedom Anderson

      17 dias atrás

      If the Snake was raised in captivity, no.

  24. Charlotte Santosus

    Charlotte Santosus

    Mês atrás

    Invasive species aren't funny but I have to laugh at the image of hundreds of long snek bois scoping out their LARGE new enclosure known as the Everglades hahaha!!

  25. Shaggy Shawn

    Shaggy Shawn

    Mês atrás

    They’re not hard to find though, u can easily get 5 in a night, if u no what ur doing

  26. Shaggy Shawn

    Shaggy Shawn

    Mês atrás

    People!’ IT CALLED PET TRADE FOR A REASON!!! Trade don’t release!

  27. Great Powerful Oz

    Great Powerful Oz

    Mês atrás

    So in Florida we have professional python hunters and lion fish hunters. Theres a lot invasive species dropped here

  28. Autumn Stevens

    Autumn Stevens

    Mês atrás

    Snake discovery you should calbe with Chandler wildlife

  29. Eeveebeth Sylveon

    Eeveebeth Sylveon

    Mês atrás

    I would fund hunting for Everglade burms, because I'm a crafter and I wouldn't mind trying to work with python leather. I don't have the spare money for that yet, but since there's too much mercury in them to eat, leather's the only thing they can really be used for. They could even set up a shop down in Florida to sell Burmese python leather. They can call it LeatherGlade. (Bad pun. Don't care.)

  30. Jodi Adams

    Jodi Adams

    Mês atrás

    We are starting a reptile rescue. If you are thinking of releasing any reptile PLEASE PLEASE Don't.

  31. Be' Jamin

    Be' Jamin

    Mês atrás

    So not trying to sound in human but... what about there skin?

  32. Katarina Pribak

    Katarina Pribak

    Mês atrás

    Only picture that made me sad is the one with mom snake and her eggs. Thank you for all the information.

  33. Pro

    Pro

    Mês atrás

    The cutest master

  34. Dakota Wilson

    Dakota Wilson

    Mês atrás

    I take egg of one them so don’t kill those

  35. Ms Tugelbend

    Ms Tugelbend

    Mês atrás

    I got my Burmese (Tiger) from a friend who was moving back to the US and specifically Florida (I live in Sweden). I can testify that they are amazing! My Burm is the sweetest thing and he melts everybody's heart; even my moms and she was seriously afraid of snakes, couldn't even see a picture of one 😄 But even if I love the species (ok, let's be real, I love all animals) I agree with and understand the hunt. It's really sad but it would have been more sad if the eco system should collapse.

  36. Bo Bellacheck

    Bo Bellacheck

    Mês atrás

    Too bad these pythons hunters can't find a way to have a correspondence in Asia to send them back

    • Rhi G

      Rhi G

      Mês atrás

      In theory that's a good idea but I think there are issue with that is diseases etc. E.g. Burms from the US may have contracted diseases or parasites that don't exist in that part of Asia. Reintroducing the Burms would spread those diseases where there's no immunity.

  37. MrRCTheDon

    MrRCTheDon

    Mês atrás

    Are you saying teg or tag?? You Canadian's confuse me so much.

  38. River Føx

    River Føx

    Mês atrás

    Are python molurus non venomous? I also have a another question how big do they get also what would be the best beginners snake that is non-venomous?

    • Freedom Anderson

      Freedom Anderson

      17 dias atrás

      Pythons are non venomous.

  39. Ago

    Ago

    Mês atrás

    Every time you say “the state of Florida” all I can think of is the sex offender shuffle

  40. Lexi Clement

    Lexi Clement

    Mês atrás

    So say we kill all the ones in Florida and then the ones in Asia go extinct. Humans would blame themselves even more for the extinction of the Burmese python. So they are just going to be extinct one way or another.

    • Jill Kealling

      Jill Kealling

      Mês atrás

      but that would be one species going extrinct. Far more are at risk of going extinct in the everglades due to this invasive species.

  41. Nealio

    Nealio

    Mês atrás

    The skin is quite valuable. Shoes, handbags, belts, boots, all good leather for haute couture.

  42. Daniel Vorozilchak

    Daniel Vorozilchak

    Mês atrás

    Emily you're very knowledgeable about snakes I need this one answer to a question if you can help me with it please and that is I got a large terrarium from one of my bigger snakes that I don't use anymore if I put young corn snake in there will it live fine

  43. Forza 4 Lover

    Forza 4 Lover

    Mês atrás

    What would you recommend as a starter a Burmese python or a ball python?

    • Freedom Anderson

      Freedom Anderson

      17 dias atrás

      Neither, Corn Snakes.

  44. x Midnight_Daylight X

    x Midnight_Daylight X

    Mês atrás

    Me: can i get a snake? Mom: no Me: can we go to Canada this summer? Mom: yes

  45. marshmarigold

    marshmarigold

    2 meses atrás

    why are you killing them insted of relising them into there natrel envorment!?

    • 90sPikachu

      90sPikachu

      2 meses atrás

      marshmarigold watch the whole video bb

  46. Akio Kuro

    Akio Kuro

    2 meses atrás

    Lmao the poster has a picture of a ball python 😂

  47. Albert Pampalona lisnenko

    Albert Pampalona lisnenko

    2 meses atrás

    But WHY do you need to uthonize them if you could basically get them and transport them to their native habitat

    • yeonhee

      yeonhee

      Mês atrás

      They're already invasive. Any invasive species should be reduced. Also, they're already waaay too many. Transporting them to their natural habitat will cost a lot.

  48. oktimasprime

    oktimasprime

    2 meses atrás

    How dare they eat my trash pandas (JK)

  49. Adam

    Adam

    2 meses atrás

    There are no facts pointing to the supposed breeding facility being destroyed by hurricane andrew. It is just a myth that snake owners repeat to take heat off the irresponsible owners. These snakes should not be pets

    • Freedom Anderson

      Freedom Anderson

      17 dias atrás

      Genetic testing has been done on Burmese Pythons caught, many are related and lead back to the breeding facility. Us Reptile owners are not as irresponsible as everyone seems to think. There are millions of stray Cats and Dogs.

  50. Jaffa tehHumblefirework

    Jaffa tehHumblefirework

    2 meses atrás

    This was actually really cool, especially for sharing with my young siblings when explaining why we can’t have some of the awesome snakes you show. We’re Australian, with very strict laws on import/export and even reptile keeping. Thanks for the info!

    • Jaffa tehHumblefirework

      Jaffa tehHumblefirework

      Mês atrás

      Rhi G Yep :) we have plenty of introduced animals and they’ve already done a fair bit of damage, so control is pretty strict. We need a licence and everything for native species haha

    • Rhi G

      Rhi G

      Mês atrás

      Is it true that you can only keep native species as pets there?

  51. delacyfans

    delacyfans

    2 meses atrás

    Emily do you think that Burmese python babies raised by snake breeders should or could be tagged or chipped and registered so that they can always be tracked through their lives and owners can then be chastised accordingly if they release them into the wild?

  52. DizzleMCSTANG88

    DizzleMCSTANG88

    2 meses atrás

    claiming its a released pet problem is fearmongering.

  53. Krab Borg

    Krab Borg

    2 meses atrás

    I think I remember seeing "Popcorn" in 4th or 5th grade. I went to Walhalla Elementary.

  54. NotMykl

    NotMykl

    2 meses atrás

    Dear Scientists have you never watched sci-fi? Releasing virus, bacteria and any other type of things like that will never end well. Something will go wrong. It's sad that the animals have to be killed but when it comes to saving the native populations it's a must.

  55. Harry Landers

    Harry Landers

    2 meses atrás

    My dad wrote a book called “eating aliens” and he went to the Everglades to hunt Burmese pythons and he got one so me and my brother ate python

  56. rottygirl2003

    rottygirl2003

    2 meses atrás

    would you suggest that people who can no longer take care of their snake...either give them to a zoo/wild animal park or just hand them to animal control/aspca?

  57. CogsAndGlimmers

    CogsAndGlimmers

    2 meses atrás

    This is serious, but also, some words out of context... "Perish, I guess". Near 6:55

  58. Jessica

    Jessica

    2 meses atrás

    anyone else notice the 1000th snake pic is a ball python HAHAHA

  59. Patrick Lenigan

    Patrick Lenigan

    2 meses atrás

    Why not just export the caught burmese pythons back to the habitats they belong?

    • Patrick Lenigan

      Patrick Lenigan

      2 meses atrás

      nevermind, I just did not watch all the way...

  60. Suzy A.

    Suzy A.

    2 meses atrás

    why don’t they hire poachers from asia to come to florida and hunt the pythons for the snake skin? or does the mercury buildup prevent that from being used as well?

  61. Simply_ Caithlin

    Simply_ Caithlin

    2 meses atrás

    Emily why can’t they put them in a sanctuaries

  62. Rachel Hornak

    Rachel Hornak

    2 meses atrás

    I wonder if people might consider using CRISPR technology to crate an infertility mutation in the python population. I listened to Cold Spring Harbor Labs' podcast a while back on CRISPR technology and the idea of eliminating rats from islands via that method came up, but was ultimately deemed overkill because there was a risk the GE rats could migrate back to their native habitat and cause the entire species to go extinct. However, it seems like there is very low risk of wild Florida burms breeding with wild Asian burms and you don't have the same risk of an engineered virus leaking out of the environment into captive collections or mutating to affect native snakes.

  63. John Mann

    John Mann

    2 meses atrás

    Cute Emily, a Crush shirt while handling pythons... #VeryClever. BTW, a few years back, I heard about a cable tv repair man getting attacked by a green mamba in suburban Miami...

  64. adisturbedoneandi

    adisturbedoneandi

    2 meses atrás

    Aww Popeye loves you!!

  65. Keilani

    Keilani

    3 meses atrás

    Love your shirt

  66. Paravetje

    Paravetje

    3 meses atrás

    I understand why adult Burmese pythons from the wild won't be good pets, but what happens to the eggs that are found in the wild, do they let them hatch and sell the baby snakes to pet owners? Or are they destroyed?

  67. Paravetje

    Paravetje

    3 meses atrás

    You could say those python hunters are the modern equivalent of dragon slayers!

  68. TennTheBeardie

    TennTheBeardie

    3 meses atrás

    “Love you Mom” blelelele

  69. Spiritwolf Gardian

    Spiritwolf Gardian

    3 meses atrás

    0:53 to 0:55 was the best part in the entire video

  70. SkeletonLordRyan

    SkeletonLordRyan

    3 meses atrás

    would infirtile male snakes being introduced help? breed attractive males, rend them infirtile, and release them? it could prevent further breeding in general?

    • Sam George

      Sam George

      3 meses atrás

      That would kill too much prey

  71. Esme Guitton

    Esme Guitton

    3 meses atrás

    I live in florida and i do not like this!

  72. aaron stelmach

    aaron stelmach

    3 meses atrás

    Is that a pokemon Ditto plush?

  73. Amithist Rock

    Amithist Rock

    3 meses atrás

    They need to send those eggs back to Cambodia and protect them there for balance .🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍

  74. Amithist Rock

    Amithist Rock

    3 meses atrás

    Why don't they just catch them and send them back ware they came from so they can live .

    • Sam George

      Sam George

      3 meses atrás

      It would spread diseases.

  75. Reyairia

    Reyairia

    3 meses atrás

    can I get a purse of one?

  76. Owens cringey channel oof

    Owens cringey channel oof

    3 meses atrás

    She keeps saying “The state of Florida” and all I can think is “the state of Florida has asked us to disclose our sexual crimes to you, we aren’t here to cause no trouble, that’s why we’re doing the sex offender shuffle”

  77. Donald Lee

    Donald Lee

    3 meses atrás

    Do other Burmese Pythons eat other snakes

    • Freedom Anderson

      Freedom Anderson

      17 dias atrás

      Yes, they do.

  78. arcade awsome 26

    arcade awsome 26

    3 meses atrás

    My aunt's to afraid and I live with her so I can't get one my mom likes them

  79. bad luck Viper

    bad luck Viper

    3 meses atrás

    We had one that was 13 and a half feet long

    • bad luck Viper

      bad luck Viper

      3 meses atrás

      She was a sweetheart X3

  80. MisfitFox

    MisfitFox

    3 meses atrás

    Sad but true. It's the fault of humans for spreading the overpopulation, so it's our job to humanely deal with things.

  81. martijn van weele

    martijn van weele

    3 meses atrás

    Won't the incentive to hunt specifically for larger pythons cause them to evolve to be smaller and hence harder to find?

  82. Lara Niamh

    Lara Niamh

    3 meses atrás

    Due to Everglades' location, it will probably be partially drowned by the next century so the burmese python's will either die as a result or move up and continue causing problems in other areas.

  83. Lara Niamh

    Lara Niamh

    3 meses atrás

    Humans are so stupid...don't release your non-native pets!

  84. A Twelve Year Old

    A Twelve Year Old

    3 meses atrás

    There a kids show called Octonauts that in one episode talks about the ivasive species in everglades, the episode is called Octonauts and the great swamp search if u wanna watch it

  85. Andrew Bishop

    Andrew Bishop

    3 meses atrás

    I like it

  86. AJ Mesama AJ

    AJ Mesama AJ

    3 meses atrás

    Do...the..study. That's a shorter version for you.

  87. AJ Mesama AJ

    AJ Mesama AJ

    3 meses atrás

    You can't be like "oh I don't want my snake" dumbass!

  88. AJ Mesama AJ

    AJ Mesama AJ

    3 meses atrás

    Popeye created popeyes one of our favorites fan foods.

  89. Tyler-ann H

    Tyler-ann H

    3 meses atrás

    it's really sad that we're having to kill these snakes even though it's our own faults that they're becoming invasive 😞

  90. Oscar Korlowsky

    Oscar Korlowsky

    3 meses atrás

    Why would they build a breeding facility in a state that has the perfect conditions for the animal?

  91. Kyle Huo

    Kyle Huo

    3 meses atrás

    We just encourage people to own king cobras and move to Florida so they feed the cobras with baby burmese pythons. Essentially we get a bunch of Chandler's Wild Life people to reduce the population.

  92. Cody Thompson

    Cody Thompson

    3 meses atrás

    As horrible as it would be for native wildlife, I do find it very interesting that a tropical snake could potentially evolve to live in the northern states

  93. lisa poole

    lisa poole

    3 meses atrás

    I never knew thanks

  94. Emily’s Animals

    Emily’s Animals

    3 meses atrás

    You are amazing how in the world do you know so much about Burmese python‘s

    • Emily’s Animals

      Emily’s Animals

      3 meses atrás

      Thank you Ava cupcake

  95. Kassy Valdez

    Kassy Valdez

    3 meses atrás

    I low-key want to be a python Hunter now

  96. assassintwinat8

    assassintwinat8

    3 meses atrás

    I wish there was a way to catch the burms, spay/neuter them, and then let them be on their way. The infertile ones may take time to die, sure, but it would significantly lessen the reproductive rate, wouldn't it?

  97. •Aruka Saiyema•

    •Aruka Saiyema•

    3 meses atrás

    Couldn’t they give the eggs to a breeder and then the breeder can sell those eggs as pets when they hatch since they haven’t been in the wild they won’t know wild behaviour

  98. LaurV

    LaurV

    3 meses atrás

    Excellent and very comprehensive video, (almost) all points touched. We will make a small donation for thisssss....

  99. AVXSVT_Cobra

    AVXSVT_Cobra

    3 meses atrás

    Or we can use tactical trained King Cobras to do the work lol jk bad idea I know. Great video tho!

  100. Ruari Macphail

    Ruari Macphail

    3 meses atrás

    0:55 - fud in Scotland means vagina lollllllll

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