‘Man-Eating Super Snakes’ — and Rep. Tom Rooney — on Animal Planetby George Bennett | June 7th, 2011
On the show, the congressman discusses his proposed legislation to protect the Everglades and surrounding communities by restricting the importation of Burmese pythons, African rock pythons and the like. The snakes threaten people, pets and farm animals and can also cause extensive damage to Florida’s ecosystem.
“Banning the importation of these dangerous snakes is critical to the survival of the Everglades and the surrounding ecosystems,” said Rooney. “These invasive predators are causing severe damage to our native wildlife, and they need to be eradicated.”