[Patrick Appel]

I think Elizabeth Weise may have inadvertently proven part of Peter Suderman's thesis (either that, or we are in even bigger trouble than I thought):

As climate change warms the nation, giant Burmese pythons could colonize one-third of the USA, from San Francisco across the Southwest, Texas and the South and up north along the Virginia coast, according to U.S. Geological Survey maps released Wednesday.

The pythons can be 20 feet long and 250 pounds.

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