Snakes have Ability to Find their Home: Study

Snakes have Ability to Find their Home: Study

A new study has found that Burmese pythons are very good at finding their way home. Researchers came to know about the ability of the snakes after conducting the study on six pythons caught from South Florida's Everglades National Park. All the snakes were fitted with radio transmitters under their skins. And then, they were released up to 24 miles from where they were caught.

It was really surprising that the snakes managed to find their home within a period of nine months. The study - published in the journal Biology Letters - implicated that the pythons moved with a motive, not to slither randomly across the wetlands. It is not clear yet how the snakes managed to find their home.

Shannon Pittman, a herpetologist at Davidson College in Davidson, NC, said the homing ability of snakes have not been document yet. It is really worrisome to know that the snakes are spreading south and north and surrounding states are likely to get affected by this.

The latest study was conducted by researchers at Davidson and the U.S. Geological Survey. Kristen Hart, a research ecologist with the USGS in Gainesville, Florida, said the research is clear indication that moving the snakes away is not going to work as a control strategy. "You can't move them. Quite honestly, they're going to move back to where they came from", Hart said.

It was earlier not known that Burmese pythons have the ability to find their home. It is still not known that how they are able to do it. The researchers believe that it could be smell or even the earth's magnetic field.

Burmese pythons come into the category of one of the largest snakes in the world. These are natives of southern Asia and began to appear in south Florida in the late 1990s.


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