Deadly Bridge Collapse | Complete Coverage | Photo Gallery

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It is python hunting time in the Florida Everglades.

Over the next two months, 25 specially-selected hunters will take part in a new program to find and kill the pythons that can wreak havoc on the Everglades’ delicate ecosystem.

CBS4 Photojournalist Rafael Murciano set out with the experts in search of those snakes.

The 25 hunters taking part in this pilot program were chosen from a pool of 1,000.

They’ll earn minimum wage plus a bounty for every python they capture. The bigger the snake, the bigger the check!

In the example below, an 8-foot python would pay out $150.

python pic 25 Specially Selected Hunters Join Pilot Program To Eliminate Predatory Pythons


An additional $100 for each eliminated python found guarding “nests” with eggs.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Miami

Check Your BracketEnter our national Bracket Challenge game for a chance to win $5,000 Amex gift card.
Get Your Daily DoseHere's some good news just for you.
CBS4 New Home For Florida Lottery

Watch & Listen LIVE