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FWC: Detector Dog Team sniffs out invasive Burmese pythons

Florida Fish and Wildlife agents are now using dogs who are trained to sniff out pythons. Snake sniffer Truman detected an 8 foot python last week at a Game Hunting Area in Miami-Dade County this week. Pythons eat small native animals and birds and are considered a threat to Florida’s ecosystem.
It is believed that there are more than 100 thousand pythons living in the Everglades.

Dogs are amazing and their noses are super powerful. With training, dogs can sniff out bombs and drugs, pursue suspects, and find dead bodies. Also, dogs and their powerful noses can detect human disease such as cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, malaria and now COVID-19.