Florida Lawmakers Urge Obama To Ban Snake Imports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nine members of Congress from Florida are among lawmakers urging President Barack Obama to ban the importation of Burmese pythons and several other non-native snakes.

U.S. Rep. C. W. “Bill” Young, a Largo Republican, was the latest Floridian to join the effort. Young jointly sent a letter to Obama with Rep. Norm Dicks, a Washington state Democrat, on Monday.

They wrote the nation cannot afford to spend billions on controlling invasive species. They say the solution is to prohibit importation and interstate movement of such reptiles.

Authorities believe snakes kept as pets are being released or escaping into the wild where they wreak havoc on the environment.

Burmese pythons have become a menace to deer and even alligators in Florida’s Everglades.

A rule banning importation has been delayed for months.

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