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Florida / Pythons / Invasive Species #961430

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 27, 2009
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Statistics on acreage and species in the Everglades cited.

(Everglades, Florida: Kelly Cobiella) The hunt for Burmese pythons in Florida’s swamps featured; scenes shown of the predator snakes and other invasive species, including Asian carp and zebra mussels; damage cost and the price of python meat in Boston cited; details given about the impact of global trade and exotic pet owners; Napa County ad against the glassy-winged sharpshooter shown. [Python hunter Greg GRAZIANI†- notes you can be 2 feet away and not notice it.] [Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Capt. Jeff FOBB†- shows a big snake.] [Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health co-director David MOORHEAD†- comments on productivity and ecosystem losses.] [Savenor’s Market general manager Juliana KOLSON-LYMAN†- comments on python meat.] Concern about the African python noted.

Smith, Harry;
Cobiella, Kelly

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