A giant python found and killed Tuesday is now the second largest python ever caught in the State of Florida.
A giant python that was found and killed Tuesday may be the largest python ever caught in the state of Florida.
South Florida is already dealing with a Burmese python invasion in the Everglades and now state biologists are concerned that the aggressive rock python might be the latest invasive species to become established in the Everglades and elsewhere in South Florida.
It looks like there won’t be a repeat of the Python Challenge next year. Last January, approximately 1,600 people took part in the hunt for Burmese pythons in the Everglades.
What would you do if you came across the longest Burmese python ever recorded in the state of Florida? A Miami man had to answer that question recently and he decided to catch and kill it.
It took an extra day, but there’s a new winning snake in the state’s 2013 “Python Challenge.”
Creepy, Crawly, slithering things that don’t belong in South Florida are all around us. As CBS4 Special Contributor Ron Magill of Zoo Miami discovered… there are toads, rats, birds, Crocodiles and Iguanas that are “Invaders Among Us.”
With less than a week to go in the month long “Python Challenge,” more than 1,500 hunters have bagged 50 Burmese pythons in the Everglades.
More than three dozen pythons have been killed so far as hunters reach the halfway mark of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s “Python Challenge”.
Over 1,000 people put their name to paper to hunt Burmese pythons in the Everglades, but few have managed to capture or kill the invasive snakes.