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Python Challenge

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

(Source: National Park Service)

It’s One And Done For Everglades Python Challenge

It looks like there won’t be a repeat of the Python Challenge next year. Last January, approximately 1,600 people took part in the hunt for Burmese pythons in the Everglades.

11/18/2013

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New Winner Declared In Python Challenge

It took an extra day, but there’s a new winning snake in the state’s 2013 “Python Challenge.”

CBS Miami–02/18/2013

(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

(Source: pythonchallenge.net)

Python Challenge Ends Sunday

The python challenge is in its final hours across the Florida Everglades for more than 1,500 people registered to hunt the huge snakes.

CBS Miami–02/10/2013

(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

Python captured in Palmetto Bay on Nov. 26, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

“Python Challenge” Winding Down, 50 Killed

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.

02/05/2013

Python captured in Palmetto Bay on Nov. 26, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Everglades’ “Python Challenge” Reaches Halfway Point

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”.

01/29/2013

“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

Python captured in Palmetto Bay on Nov. 26, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Python Challenge Not Netting Many Snakes

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.

CBS Miami–01/25/2013

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