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Coral Snake (upper left), Eastern Diamond Back Rattlesnake (upper right), Pygmy Rattlesnake (lower left), Water Moccasin (lower right). (Source: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department)

Snakebite Season Has Arrived In South Florida

South Florida is known for being a terrific travel destination but visitors and natives alike need to know that snakebite season is here and the biting has already begun.

CBS Miami–04/14/2014

(Source: BluePearl Veterinary Partners)

6-Foot Snake Undergoes Surgery To Remove Towel

When Killer, a six-foot-long boa constrictor, went-in for the kill, he ended up having to go in for surgery in order to remove the towel he accidentally ate.

03/07/2014

(Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

20-Foot Python Visits Rays Clubhouse

The Tampa Bay Rays’ manager, in attempt to motivate his team, found his muse in a 20-foot python, and brought him into the team’s clubhouse before Thursday night’s game.

08/16/2013

Rare Florida Pine Snake (Source: Wikimedia Commons/Glenn Bartolotti)

FWC: Public To Report Rare Snake Sightings

If you happen to come across a snake, and it is one of three rare species, wildlife officials want you to take a picture—or at least report the snake sighting.

08/15/2013

Tommy Owen, a tour guide for Everglades Adventure Tours, wrangled a massive python he spotted swimming through the swamp while on a tour. Burmese Pythons are an invasive species in the Everglades.  (Source: Paul Tarantino)

Tour Boat Guide Wrestles, Kills 10-Foot Python

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.

CBS4–04/11/2013

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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

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

(Source: pythonchallenge.net)

Wildlife Department Holds Competition To Eradicate Invasive Snakes

Anyone would enjoy an extra $1,500 slithering into their bank accounts, but would you go to the extreme by harvesting one of the world’s largest snakes to receive it?

CBS4–12/05/2012

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Miramar Man Recovering After Venomous Snake Bite

A South Florida man is recovering from nearly dying from a snake bite.

CBS4–08/29/2012

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

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