WATCH: FWC Detector Dogs Truman, Eleanor Track Down Invasive Burmese Pythons in the Everglades
By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission // March 12, 2021
Contact FWC Exotic Species Hotline at 888-Ive-Got1 if you come across a python
ABOVE VIDEO: Truman and Eleanor, track down invasive Burmese pythons.
(FWC) – Meet Truman and Eleanor, two very good dogs who are helping us track down invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades as part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission detector dog program.
The FWC is implementing a new tool to help find invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades ecosystem. The FWC’s new Detector Dog Team is now up and running, removing Burmese pythons from the wild.
Detector dogs have been trained to find a wide variety of animals, from bed bugs to sea turtle nests and now the FWC is using them to sniff out Burmese pythons.
Black lab Truman and a point setter Eleanor go out five days a week with a dog handler and an FWC biologist to search for pythons on different public lands across south Florida.
If you suspect you have found a python, please report it to the FWC’s Exotic Species Hotline at 888-Ive-Got1.
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