On 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.
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.
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.
Florida’s Burmese python hunt has netted 27 snakes in the first nine days of the month-long hunt, according to Florida wildlife officials.
Florida’s Burmese python hunt has netted 21 snakes in the first week of the month-long hunt, according to Florida wildlife officials.
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.