Cool Weather Helping Hunters In "Python Challenge"Cold weather may be helping hunters in this year's month long "Python Challenge."
Florida Senator Vows Crack Down On Wildlife SmugglingSenator Bill Nelson (D-FL) met with federal officials at Miami International Airport about the smuggling of wildlife through Florida airports.
"Florida Untamed" To Take Viewers Into The WildSouth 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.
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.
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.
USDA To Test New Trap To Catch Invasive Pythons In EvergladesFrom 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.
Zoo Miami To Accept Exotic Pets During Amnesty DayPeople 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.
Python Challenge Competitors Turn In 68 SnakesCompetitors 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.
2013 Python Challenge Comes To An EndThe 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.
Monthlong Burmese Python Hunt Ends SundayMotivated by cash and curiosity, more than 1,500 hunters are deep in the Everglades on a final push to dent the Burmese python population.
Focus on South Florida
27 Pythons Killed So Far In Florida's Python ChallengeFlorida’s Burmese python hunt has netted 27 snakes in the first nine days of the month-long hunt, according to Florida wildlife officials.