Neglected by most preservation groups, the Burmese python has a champion in Shariar Caesar Rahman.
Here’s a fact that illuminates many of the realities of global preservation: we know more about Burmese pythons in Florida- where they are a destructive invader- than about their lives in their natural range in Southeast Asia, where their numbers are plummeting and their very long-term survival may be up in the air.
Armed with a shoestring budget and a enjoy for mega-snakes, Shariar Caesar Rahman is trying to rectify this incongruent reality by doing something no one has done in Bangladesh before. He’s affixing radio transmitters to snakes- actually, really big snakes.
Brilliantly-patterned, Burmese pythons can grow as long as 5.5 metres, making them one of the most significant snakes on the planet. Scientists have now been deemed them a species in their own right, after long being considered a subspecies of the Indian boulder python.
” Burmese pythons are either seen by most people as inhabitants of glass cages or as ecological villains in Florida ,” Rahman said.” As a result, there is not an appreciation for this snake in its native wild scope .”