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Fl. python problem gets another potential solution—dogs

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Florida’s snake-y situation is getting some canine relief. ABC News reports that the Sunshine State—which is currently being plagued by an invasive species of Burmese pythons—has unleashed python-sniffing dogs to help combat the problem. Read more: Another option for controlling Florida’s python invasion: Put them on your dinner plates The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) trained the python-sniffing pooches—a black Labrador named Truman and a point setter named Eleanor—for over a month before putting them to work. Although the two typically sniff out less-intimidating creatures […]

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Florida’s new python-sniffing dog Truman bags 8-foot python, is confirmed to be a good boy

Florida's new python-sniffing dog Truman bags 8-foot python, is confirmed to be a good boy

Thursday, December 17, 2020 Posted By Matthew Moyer on Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 6:38 PM click image The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s new program to train dogs to sniff out Burmese pythons is a success! FWC recently started training a black Labrador, Truman, and a point setter dog called Eleanor to recognize a python’s particular scent. Truman and Eleanor are supposed to alert handlers when they […]

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