In 2003 a population of Python snakes were found breeding in the Florida Keys. This was the first instance of a population starting so they were pretty recent invaders. It is believed that the snakes were once pets, that were then released because their owners did not want them any more. Authorities are concerned that the snakes will spread, and they have already found their way north to Miami. It is especially a big concern because the snakes can grow up to 20 big long and may be a threat to endangered species.
What Rachelk said is true. It is believed that these snakes were pets at first. The big problem though is that Florida is the perfect are for these animals. They have the perfect climate and plenty of prey species. This has allowed them to multiply so quickly.
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