Pythons in Eastern Carolina? New Report Says Yes

Government data released this week shows Burmese pythons could live as far north as Virginia in the east and San Francisco on the west coast. The Survey believes that recent climate changes have helped the snake adapt to the new environment.

Burmese pythons were first brought to the country as pets, but are now living in the wild. Experts say they eat all types of wildlife, but aren't considered a danger to humans.

The Burmese python is one of the 6 biggest snakes in the world, native to rain forest areas of Southeast Asia. They are often found near water but can also be found in trees.


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  • by j Location: nc on Feb 26, 2008 at 10:04 AM
    also, they say above "not harmful to humans" hello...so called "EXPERTS>>>haha ha! why don't you look some info up on the net or research your talk...because YOU ARE wrong about not being harmful to humans...THEY ARE HARMFUL IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD!!! very dangerous creatures...they need to be destroyed!!!!!!!!!
  • by j Location: nc on Feb 26, 2008 at 09:49 AM
    this is a pure example of idiots wanting these type of creatures as pet...hello, they should not be sold, kept or used for any type of pet purposes along with other type animals and creatures ....THEY SHOULD BE BANNED TO ALL EXTENT, AND PEOPLE HOLDING THESE CREATURES SHOULD BE FINED..i'm sorry but this is ludicrous!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane, NC on Feb 25, 2008 at 07:02 PM
    I'll except skinns, thet make wonderful boots.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane,NC on Feb 25, 2008 at 03:44 PM
    These creatures have no place in NC wildlife, so kill them upon contact.
  • by BT Location: MC on Feb 25, 2008 at 01:52 PM
    If I see it, it WILL die if there is any way possible!!!
  • by J Location: NC on Feb 25, 2008 at 01:29 PM
    Well, anytime I see one believe me I will be yelling for someone to kill it, not keep it as a pet.
  • by Brad Location: Greenville on Feb 25, 2008 at 09:18 AM
    If you do see one and there is not a wildlife official close by, and there's a chance the snake could get out of sight, then I think it should be killed. Why? 1)They are not native to this area and will disrupt the natural balance. They have no natural enemies and with the abundant food supply available to them, would multiply rapidly. 2) They like the water just as alot of us do. Their main food competitor is the alligator. This will cause one of the two species, or both, to spread to other areas; more populated areas. At that point reports of attacks on humans and pets, especially small ones, will start to increase. A small child playing in the water is an inviting meal to either of these reptiles if they are hunting. Not trying to be cruel or antireptile, just realistic.
  • by J Location: NC on Feb 25, 2008 at 08:41 AM
    I hope I never run into one, I don't care if they are not a threat to humans. I just don't want to see it at all!
  • by Ken Location: Newport on Feb 25, 2008 at 07:35 AM
    Maybe They Can Help Control The Deer Population
  • by Josie Location: Kinston on Feb 25, 2008 at 07:34 AM
    eeeeeeeeck
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