TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida wildlife officials are employing a unique strategy in an attempt to raise awareness about non-native species by releasing fake snakes around state landmarks.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: Disney Now Requiring Workers To Be Vaccinated
It began Tuesday and is part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Python Challenge to promote Everglades conservation efforts. The python removal competition in South Florida kicks off Jan. 16 and ends Feb. 14.READ MORE: Weeks Away From Start Of School, Miami-Dade & Broward School Officials Desperate To Find Bus Drivers
Officials hope the hunt will remind residents that they can get involved and help be part of the solution in dealing with invasive Florida species, like Burmese pythons.
To report non-native fish and wildlife, you can call the FWC’s Invasive Species Hotline at 888-IVE-GOT1 (888-483-4681). Or report your sighting online at IveGot1.org and with the IveGot1 smartphone app.MORE NEWS: TPS Registration Process Open To Haitians Living In US
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