Like a boomerang, relocated python comes back again

Invasive Burmese snakes show homing ability

SNAKE MOVES  Burmese pythons turn out to have fine navigation skills — not good news for people trying to control their spread in South Florida. This female had grown to 5.4 meters (17 feet, 7 inches) long and was carrying 87 eggs when she was captured in 2012.

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