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.
The biggest Burmese python ever caught in Florida is being studied by the University of Florida after being found in Everglades National Park.
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.
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.
A 16-foot long python was captured and killed in the Florida Everglades, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
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.