Season 28, Episode 8 Invasion of the Giant Pythons

First Aired: February 21, 2010

An examination of a problem in Florida's Everglades National Park involving giant Burmese pythons. The nonnative snakes, some of which were released into the wild by pet owners (others escaped from refuges during hurricanes), have upended the ecosystem, as they're big enough and strong enough to eat alligators and adult deer. The doc accompanies a patrol seeking to capture the pythons and hopefully prevent them from reaching areas of the park that are home to endangered species.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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