Pythons seem to have an internal compass

The giant, invasive snakes living in Florida’s Everglades like their new home — and will return to it if people try to move them somewhere else

By Susan Milius, 17:25 PM March 26, 2014

Burmese pythons need no GPS to find their way home. Although native to Asia, these snakes have been let loose in South Florida. There they have settled in and begun reproducing. And reproducing. And then reproducing some more. Today, scientists believe tens of thousands of these giant snakes call the Everglades National Park home. But take them away and they may just come back. New research finds these giant snakes are unexpectedly good at returning home.

 

Since at least 1995, the snakes (Pyth...

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