People on a tour boat ride in the Everglades had a front row seat as their tour guide jumped out of the boat and started wrestling a 10-foot python. And all of it was caught on camera.
It took an extra day, but there’s a new winning snake in the state’s 2013 “Python Challenge.”
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.
The python challenge is in its final hours across the Florida Everglades for more than 1,500 people registered to hunt the huge 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.
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.
A very large python who made its home on a Palmetto Bay lawn was removed by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Venom Unit Monday, much to the horror of residents nearby.
Anyone who has traveled through the Everglades knows that large snakes like the Burmese Python are putting the ecosystem at risk. But an attempt to control the python population is running into the same old partisan gridlock everything else in Washington is hitting.