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: Situation At Matheson Hammock Park In Miami-Dade Heats Up
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: FEMA-Funded South Florida Sites To Administer First Doses Of Pfizer Vaccines
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: CVS, NAACP Team Up To Get COVID Vaccines To People Of Color In South Florida
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