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01Oct 18

Super-snake found in Florida Everglades

Scientists have discovered a genetically blended python in the Everglades. They studied 400 snakes from Florida’s huge wilderness. They wanted to learn more about non-native species. What they found is a new breed of snake. It is part Burmese python and part Indian rock python. It is fast and aggressive.…

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17Aug 17

Sea snakes turned black to protect from pollution

The turtle-headed sea snake is known for its alternating bands of black and white. But in recent years many of these snakes have been found in the wild that seem to have lost their stripes. Scientists now believe that the black pigment is an evolutionary trait developed to protect the…

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