Caturday 🙀

Reporter Matt Kaplan writes in the New York Times that a wildlife camera recorded a bobcat repeatedly eating eggs from a Burmese python’s nest.
It is not yet known if this is commonly done by bobcats.

It would be a boon if it were: the Burmese python is an invasive species and is decimating the mammal and bird populations there.

A Burmese python and a bobcat facing off in the Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida last June, captured by a trap camera set up by the U.S. Geological Survey. In 2019, snake hunters in this preserve caught a 140 lb. female that measured 17 ft in length, and that carried 73 developing eggs. Yikes.
[Photo Credit: U.S.G.S.]

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