Python bivittatus
Python bivittatus
(Burmese Python)

Impact ID4750
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionExtremely high levels of mercury found in pythons coming out of the Everglades make them unsafe to eat, which eliminates serving them in restaurants as a method for controlling populations.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/24/2024].

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