Not only are the Python Hunters experts at catching Burmese pythons, but they also investigate the creatures’ habitat. Shawn, Greg and Mike head to the edge of a sawgrass marsh to explore through knee-deep waters in search of pythons, and to explore the invasive species’ predator-prey relationships. Birds and mammals prey on them as hatchlings and juveniles, and the American alligator, the apex predator of the Everglades, will prey on pythons of any age or size. By studying their environment, the team hopes to better understand what impact they’re having on the ecosystem.
Python Hunters: Everglades Under Siege airs on Nat Geo Wild Monday July 26 at 10P et/pt.
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