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Geography in the News: Cobras

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM MISSING COBRA! EEEEK! The escape of a highly venomous Egyptian cobra in March 2011 forced part of the Bronx Zoo’s reptile unit to close for more than a week. The 20-inch-long (52 cm) snake was found within the zoo’s Reptile House less than 100 feet…

Geography in the News: The Everglades’ Python Solution

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM and Maps.com* Florida’s famous Everglades National Park is experiencing one of its greatest ecological threats. Burmese pythons, which are native to Southeast Asia, are devastating the native wildlife of the Everglades. How the pythons reached South Florida and became a reproducing population of thousands that…