Python Challenge

Cool Weather Helping Hunters In "Python Challenge"Cold weather may be helping hunters in this year's month long "Python Challenge."
Cold Snap Helping Python Hunters In First Week Of Everglades HuntA dip in temperature may be giving hunters an early edge in a state-sanctioned hunt for elusive Burmese pythons in Florida's Everglades.
South Florida Prepares For Python Removal CompetitionThis weekend, wildlife officials are bringing back the Python Challenge -- a nearly one-month event allowing for the removal of Burmese pythons, a non-native species, from the Florida Everglades.
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.
Wildlife Officials To Release Fake Snakes Around StateFlorida wildlife officials are employing a unique strategy in an attempt to raise awareness about non-native species by releasing fake snakes around state landmarks.
Registration Open For 2016 Python ChallengeRegistration is now open for South Florida’s Burmese Python hunt which will return in January, 2016.
Everglades Python Challenge Coming BackFlorida's great snake hunt is coming back. The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this week was presented with plans for a month-long public hunt starting in mid-January.
Python Challenge Returns To South Florida In 2016South Florida’s Burmese Python hunt will return after all.
Scientist: Florida Python Hunt Didn't Help Control ThreatOn Monday, a scientist announced that data from the first Python Challenge in 2013 didn’t do much to curb the invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades. This is bad news as Florida is on the verge of another hunt.
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.
It's One And Done For Everglades Python ChallengeIt 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.
New Winner Declared In Python ChallengeIt took an extra day, but there's a new winning snake in the state's 2013 "Python Challenge."

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