Burmese Python

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Invasive Species Threatening S. Fla. Wildlife, Economy

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.”

CBS4–02/13/2013

Python captured in Palmetto Bay on Nov. 26, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

“Python Challenge” Winding Down, 50 Killed

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.

02/05/2013

Python captured in Palmetto Bay on Nov. 26, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Everglades’ “Python Challenge” Reaches Halfway Point

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”.

01/29/2013

Python captured in Palmetto Bay on Nov. 26, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Python Challenge Not Netting Many Snakes

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.

CBS Miami–01/25/2013

A record setting python was examined by students at the University of Florida after it was found at the Everglades National Park. (CBS4)

Record Setting Python Captured In Everglades

The biggest Burmese python ever caught in Florida is being studied by the University of Florida after being found in Everglades National Park.

CBS4–08/14/2012

The Burmese python was one of the largest ever found in South Florida. It was nearly 16 feet long and had eaten a 76 pound deer. (Courtesy: Robert Hill, South Florida Water Management)

Study: Pythons Putting The Squeeze On Everglades Animals

The growing population of large, slithering Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades, many of them pets that escaped or were abandoned, appears to be eating its way through many animals native to the sensitive wetlands, according to a new study.

CBS4–01/31/2012

Although pythons have been found in or near some residential areas west of Miami, there have been no reports of injuries to people. (CBS4)

Interior Secretary Announces Python Ban

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Tuesday during a trip to the Everglades a new ban that will make it illegal to import Burmese pythons and three other non-native constrictor snakes.

CBS4–01/17/2012

Contractors load the python that they were able to kill. (Courtesy: Robert Hill, South Florida Water Management)

16-Foot Python Found In Florida Everglades

A 16-foot long python was captured and killed in the Florida Everglades, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

CBS4–10/29/2011

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House GOP Scoffs At S. Fla. Python Problem

Anyone who has traveled through the Everglades knows that large snakes like the Burmese Python are putting the ecosystem at risk. But an attempt to control the python population is running into the same old partisan gridlock everything else in Washington is hitting.

CBS4–09/14/2011

Courtroom Generic Gavel

Couple Convicted In Case Of Toddler Strangled By Python

A central Florida woman and her boyfriend have been convicted in the death of the woman’s toddler, who was strangled in her crib by a pet python.

CBS4–07/14/2011

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