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“Florida Untamed” To Take Viewers Into The Wild

South Florida is once again being featured in a new television series. This time, the action is all about the state of Florida and includes destinations all over the state.

04/26/2014

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Lawmakers Want More Giant Snakes Banned

Florida lawmakers along with other House members are pushing the Obama administration to add five types of giant snakes to an existing federal python ban.

01/28/2014

This 10-foot long African Python killed a 60-pound husky in SW Miami-Dade County on August 30. (Source: Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission)

New South Fla. Threat: Invasive Rock Pythons

State biologists are concerned about another species of python, establishing itself in Florida. The African rock python is considered more aggressive than the Burmese pythons and can grow to 16 feet.

12/20/2013

Despite last year's cold snaps, the Everglades Burmese python population appears to be prospering.

USDA To Test New Trap To Catch Invasive Pythons In Everglades

From a public hunt to snake-sniffing dogs, wildlife officials have tried several methods of capturing Burmese pythons, the invasive species living and breeding in the Everglades. Now officials hope to capture more snakes with a specially designed trap.

09/26/2013

Exotic animals such as this African Spur-thigh tortoise are illegally released into the Everglades. (Source: Lisa Bolivar)

Zoo Miami To Accept Exotic Pets During Amnesty Day

People who have exotic pets they can no longer handle will have a chance to do what is best for the animals during Nonnative Pet Amnesty Day; an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Florida’s native ecosystems.

CBS4–04/12/2013

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Python Challenge Competitors Turn In 68 Snakes

Competitors in the month-long 2013 Python Challenge trekked through more than a million acres of swamps and sawgrass in search of the well-camouflaged Burmese python. The results were announced Saturday morning.

CBS4–02/16/2013

(Source: pythonchallenge.net)

2013 Python Challenge Comes To An End

The 2013 Python Challenge ended Sunday night, wrapping up a month of competition in the Florida Everglades designed to help reduce the Burmese python population in South Florida.

CBS Miami–02/11/2013

(Courtesy: Robert Hill, South Florida Water Management)

Monthlong Burmese Python Hunt Ends Sunday

Motivated by cash and curiosity, more than 1,500 hunters are deep in the Everglades on a final push to dent the Burmese python population.

CBS4–02/08/2013

“Alligator Ron” Bergeron, Everglades Conservationist, FWC Commissioner

Focus on South Florida

The python hunt continues across South Florida. We examine why there is a great need to control the population explosion of these exotic creatures.

My TV 33–01/28/2013

Large Burmese Pythons are regularly encountered in the Everglades. (Source: National Park Service)

27 Pythons Killed So Far In Florida’s Python Challenge

Florida’s Burmese python hunt has netted 27 snakes in the first nine days of the month-long hunt, according to Florida wildlife officials.

CBS4–01/22/2013

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