Pythons

(Source: National Park Service)

Python Eggs Hatching Across South Florida

The levees along the banks of Everglades canals is prime real estate for Burmese Pythons—and right now is the time when the population is growing.

07/15/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Wildlife Officials Considering Adding More Giant Snakes To Python Ban

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to know how you feel about adding five types of giant snakes to an existing federal python ban.

06/27/2014

Large Burmese Pythons are regularly encountered in the Everglades. (Source: National Park Service)

Study: Burmese Pythons Have Incredible Sense Of Direction

South Florida’s Burmese python population explosion may be a bit harder to deal with than originally thought.

CBS Miami–03/19/2014

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Lawmakers Want More Giant Snakes Banned

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.

01/28/2014

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Python Challenge Competitors Turn In 68 Snakes

Competitors in the month-long 2013 Python Challenge trekked through more than a million acres of swamps and sawgrass in search of the well-camouflaged Burmese python. The results were announced Saturday morning.

CBS4–02/16/2013

(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

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

Sen. Nelson Takes Part In “Python Challenge”

Senator Bill Nelson donned his boots and jeans Thursday as he joined an entourage of rock star snake hunters. The Senator was hoping to bring attention to a month long state tournament aimed at wiping out pythons.

CBS4–01/17/2013

Large Burmese Pythons are regularly encountered in the Everglades. (Source: National Park Service)

Pythons Moving From Everglades To Concrete Jungle

Pythons have been getting a lot of attention lately. The snakes have spread across South Florida, and the nuisance has lead to a ban which has spiked a campaign from those in favor and those against the reptiles who are not native to Florida.

CBS4–02/27/2012

Large Burmese Pythons are regularly encountered in the Everglades. (Source: National Park Service)

Pythons Migrating To The Keys

If you’re a resident of South Florida, you know about the invasion of pythons in the Everglades. Now however, experts say the pythons can actually leave the swamps and survive in saltwater.

CBS4–02/27/2012

Although pythons have been found in or near some residential areas west of Miami, there have been no reports of injuries to people. (CBS4)

Interior Secretary Announces Python Ban

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.

CBS4–01/17/2012

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