Burmese Python Invasion: Implanting a Radio Transmitter

Photo: Lori Oberhofer, National Park Service
April 5, 2012
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Photo: Lori Oberhofer, National Park Service

Researchers implant a radio transmitter in a 16-foot, 155-pound female Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) at the South Florida Research Center, Everglades National Park. Radio-tracking builds understanding of where pythons spend their time and therefore where they can be controlled in practice.