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    Parasitic worm killing FL snakes

    I thought this was an interesting read worth sharing.

    https://amp.floridatoday.com/amp/3435198002
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    eewww worms make my skin crawl. and ugh, the Burm and their parasite problem just snowballed.
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    Re: Parasitic worm killing FL snakes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ax01 View Post
    eewww worms make my skin crawl. and ugh, the Burm and their parasite problem just snowballed.
    Right? This certainly won't help the already tarnished reputation of the invasive species.
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    Oh this is terrible news! This is the kind of thing that makes non-native species so dangerous...the junk they bring with them that also doesn't 'belong'.

    I hereby invite all the pygmy rattlers to come to my "safe" house...

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    IIRC one of the hurricanes that hit Florida - Andrew? - clobbered an import facility and that's the source of a lot of the Florida burms. Many importers don't treat for internal parasites. So, it would make sense that any burms released before being sold and treated would have unfortunately spread any parasites they were carrying at the time.

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