Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be touring the Everglades tomorrow at the invitation of Sen. Bill Nelson. The day will kick off with a briefing on the efforts to trip and track invasive Burmese pythons that make their home in the 'Glades
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Most of the snakes loose in the National park are former pets that were dumped by their owners, and now compete for resources with indigenous species, if they're not busy eating them. They have a taste for raccoons, muskrats, cotton rats, and most infamously, the occasional alligator.
So, one thing is a safe bet: Florida's senators will be united against the python threat until at least 2012 when Nelson is up for re-election. Who knows what parcel mouth will challenge him then.