Burmese Pythons

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Fla. Python Hunt Continues With 21 Snakes Killed

Florida’s Burmese python hunt has netted 21 snakes in the first week of the month-long hunt, according to Florida wildlife officials.

01/18/2013

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“Python Challenge” Draws Nearly 800 To Hunt Invasive Species

A month-long hunt to eradicate Burmese pythons began Saturday, attracting nearly 800 people to hunt the invasive species on public lands.

CBS4–01/12/2013

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S. Fla. Python Purge To Begin Saturday

Are you ready to go on a snake hunt? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold its 2013 Python Challenge beginning the weekend of January 12th.

CBS4–01/07/2013

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Wildlife Department Holds Competition To Eradicate Invasive Snakes

Anyone would enjoy an extra $1,500 slithering into their bank accounts, but would you go to the extreme by harvesting one of the world’s largest snakes to receive it?

CBS4–12/05/2012

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 which is an an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Florida’s native ecosystems.

CBS4–03/10/2012

African Spurt-thigh tortoise in captivity (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 which is an an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Florida’s native ecosystems.

CBS4–03/09/2012

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

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Despite Cold & Drought, Pythons Prospering In Everglades

Despite record breaking winter cold snaps and drought, pythons appear to prospering in the Everglades.

CBS4–03/27/2011

African Spurt-thigh tortoise in captivity (Source: Lisa Bolivar)

Zoo Miami To Accept Exotic Pets During Amnesty Day

People who have exotic pets they no longer can handle will have a chance to do what is best for the animals during Nonnative Pet Amnesty Day March 12.

CBS4–03/04/2011

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Everglades Pythons Survive Record Cold Snap

Last year’s record cold snap didn’t do as much as scientists thought they would to reduce the python population in Everglades.

02/08/2011

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