Big Snake in Florida – level 1

19-04-2019 15:00

People find a big snake in a preserve in southern Florida. It is 5 metres long and 64 kilograms heavy. It is a female python. Pythons are not normally that big there. They are usually only two to three metres long.

The python comes from Southeast Asia. It lives in Florida because of people. Sometimes people get the snake as a pet. If the snakes get too big, people let them go into the wild.

The python is an invasive species for Florida. There is no animal that eats it. People try to take many pythons out of the wild there.

Difficult words: preserve (a protected place for wild plants and animals), female (‘woman’), python (a big snake which kills animals with its big body, not by biting them), invasive species (an animal or plant that comes from somewhere else and takes over a new place to live).

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