Attorneys for two federal agencies have asked a federal judge to dismiss a challenge to a nationwide ban on four kinds of giant snakes.
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.
A nationwide ban on importing four types of giant snakes, or taking them across state lines, may be challenged in federal court.
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.