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THE E-W-A WELCOMES THE FLORIDA GLADESMEN.

The E-W-A was excited to report that The Florida Gladesmen have recently joined the Alliance. The organization has a long history of outdoor activities in the Everglades. We look forward to teaming up with them on a number of Everglades projects during the rest of 2016 and beyond.

The E-W-A was excited to report that The Florida Gladesmen have recently joined the Alliance. The organization has a long history of outdoor activities in the Everglades. We look forward to teaming up with them on a number of Everglades projects during the rest of 2016 and beyond.

The Florida Gladesmen range far and wide throughout the Everglades.

The Florida Gladesmen range far and wide throughout the Everglades.

The Florida Gladesmen have been educating the general public about the Everglades for generations.

The Florida Gladesmen have been educating the general public about the Everglades for generations.

We hope to work with them to address the increasing number of important issues that will be challenging the Everglades.  We also will seek their help in educating the general public and creating numerous opportunities to introduce the outdoors to a wide variety of individuals.

We hope to work with them to address the increasing number of important issues that will be challenging the Everglades.  We also will seek their help in educating the general public and creating numerous opportunities to introduce the outdoors to a wide variety of individuals.

                                           NEWS FROM THE FRONT

The E-W-A's ranks continue to grow. As we get more people involved we hope to increase our range to report on a growing number of areas in the Everglades for 2017.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has been conducting nonnative field operations surveys in South Florida recently.  The African Rock Python surveys/hunts have been taking place recently in the Bird Dr. Basin area of NW Miami-Dade county. The FWC has decided to intensify its search efforts as the year winds down. The E-W-A was able to send a couple of its members to help the main group.  Unfortunately, the weather has not cooperated. Cold and rainy or sunny and hot.  No constrictors were caught during the searches. However, in the second hunt we did notice how close the pythons were getting to local neighborhoods.

                                                                        A good turnout of hunters all looking for African Rock Pythons.

                                  

                                     A good turnout of hunters all looking for African Rock Pythons.

 

                                    Pythons Jordan? What pythons? Maybe next time.

                                                                             Vince the stalker.

 

                                                                           Vince the stalker.

               We were out with some of the best python hunters around.  Unfortunately, no luck finding them.

 

             We were out with some of the best python hunters around.  Unfortunately, no luck finding them.

  One thing that we did notice was how close the pythons were getting to local neighborhoods.  It has been reported that homeowners in the area had started to loose a number of family pets to this new apex predator.

 

One thing that we did notice was how close the pythons were getting to local neighborhoods.  It has been reported that homeowners in the area had started to loose a number of family pets to this new apex predator.

  It is easy to see that it would not take much effort for a fairly large python to leave the wooded area.  It could then cross the street, swim the canal and then select whichever home to investigate for something to eat. There was not much preventing this from happening.  As their normal food sources dry up things could get dicey as the constrictors get larger.  Just pointing it out.

 

It is easy to see that it would not take much effort for a fairly large python to leave the wooded area.  It could then cross the street, swim the canal and then select whichever home to investigate for something to eat. There was not much preventing this from happening.  As their normal food sources dry up things could get dicey as the constrictors get larger.  Just pointing it out.

  The culverts will make it easy for marauding pythons to go from one neighborhood to the next in search of food.  It might be a good idea to warn families with small children to be aware of what might be headed in their direction. Vince spotted a Burmese python swimming in a canal in Plantation last week while he was fishing from shore.

 

The culverts will make it easy for marauding pythons to go from one neighborhood to the next in search of food.  It might be a good idea to warn families with small children to be aware of what might be headed in their direction. Vince spotted a Burmese python swimming in a canal in Plantation last week while he was fishing from shore.

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