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The outbreak is perhaps the result of a quickly breeding population of a species that is often released by over-ambitious owners who, for some reason (my guess: sheer terror), can no longer keep them as pets. Thankfully, since 2008, a Florida Keys conservation program launched the “Python Patrol,” with a goal of halting the spread of these slithering crashers by teaching citizens to call in snake sightings and training wildlife officials to capture them.