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Source: CBS News

Burmese python invasion in Florida a hidden legacy of Hurricane Andrew

Monday 17:15 GMT

As Florida's Burmese pythons multiply and expand their territory, they seem destined to become Hurricane Andrew's most lasting — and unwelcome — legacy.

It's been 26 years since Hurricane Andrew became the costliest storm in Florida's history, but today residents of the Sunshine State are still paying the price in a way few would have imagined. Captive Burmese pythons let loose by Andrew's destruction have flourished in the southern Florida ecosystem, decimating local species in the process.

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