Did you know there are approximately 50,000 invasive species that currently reside in the United States



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Did you know there are approximately 50,000 invasive species that currently reside in the United States? When non-native species travel to new countries and regions, the invader can cause irreversible harm to the new environment. Invaders can permanently alter or change the new environment. The articles, “The Snake That’s Eating Florida” by Kristen Lewis and “Pythons Invade the Florida Everglades” by Readworks discuss the harmful effects of the Burmese Python on the Florida Everglades. Both sources discuss steps that are being taken stop the spread of the Burmese Python.

In the article, “source 1” the author discusses ways in which the Burmese Python has a negative effect on the Florida Everglades. The Burmese Python overpopulates the area. The author clearly states, “Females can lay 100 eggs in one clutch.” This is important because it demonstrates how quickly the pythons can take over a certain area. Steps are being taken to stop the spread of the Burmese Python. According to Ms. Tarshis, “The National Parks Service has hired scientists to track and trap snakes.” This means that python population numbers should start to decrease.



In conclusion, the presence of the Burmese Python is harmful to the Everglades. Not all hope is lost. There are actions being taken to solve the problem. The articles, “The Snake That’s Eating Florida” by Lauren Tarshis and “Pythons Invade the Florida Everglades” by Readworks discuss the ways the Burmese Python harms the new environment. Both articles offer solutions to the ongoing invader species growing population within the United States. Scientists are using multiple methods to eradicate the troublesome invader. The article, “The Snake That’s Eating Florida” by Lauren Tarshis discusses how the Burmese Python has a negative effect on the Florida Everglades. Scientists are working on solutions to the problem. Scientists are tracking and trapping the snakes. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission organized python hunts. The article, “source 2” by author discusses (topic from body paragraph 2.) Review steps that were taken in article 2 to solve the problem. When new life is introduced, there are irreversible consequences to the environment. Scientists need to continue looking for ways to eradicate the invader species from causing further damage.


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