Invasive Snake Species Banned in Florida

A giant Burmese python being held by Dan Ashe (USFWS Director), Ken Salazar (Secretary of the Department of the Interior), Senator Bill Nelson, and others, in Florida, January 2012.

Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discusses the recent ban on the importation and interstate transportation of four nonnative constrictor snakes in the state of Florida. The invasive species are a threat to the Everglades and other sensitive ecosystems.