Tracking Pythons

Kate Messner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583795

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Description

Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia, so when one showed up dead along the side of a Florida highway in 1979, scientists wondered where it came from. No one knew the snakes had launched a full-scale invasion. Pet pythons that escaped or were released by their owners started breeding in the wild, and these enormous predators began eating every animal in their path. Today a group of scientists at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is tracking Burmese pythons to find ways to stop their spread. Page Plus links lead to video clips and photos of the scientists working in the field. Delve into the science of pythons and their role as invasive predators.

Reading Level
Lexile
1110L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
W
ATOS
7.9
DRA
80
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Nature Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade
Subject
Science Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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