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.
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.
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.
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?
A South Florida man is recovering from nearly dying from a snake bite.
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.
Something weird was happening down on the farm in The Redland south of Miami. Cats and chickens were missing, and then, a goat disappeared. Then, something long and scaly was spotted slipping under a trailer. That’s when the farmers called Miami-Dade Fire Rescue for help.
Dealing with deadly venomous snakes, cranky gators and aggressive iguanas are all in a day’s work for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom One response team.
Fast Facts About Burmese Pythons: Type: Reptile Diet: Carnivore Average lifespan in the wild: 20 to 25 years Size: 16 to 23 ft (5 to 7 m) Weight: Up to 200 lbs (90 kg) Did […]