MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez Cantera should probably hang onto his day job.READ MORE: NASA Makes History With Helicopter Ingenuity's First Flight On Mars
On Monday, he joined up with nearly two dozen hunters paid by the state and they went looking for Burmese pythons in the Everglades.
And they got one too.READ MORE: World War II-Era Plane Crashes Into Ocean Filled With People During Cocoa Beach Air Show
South Florida Water Management District spokesman Randy Smith says Lopez Cantera and hunter Tom Rahill brought in a 15-foot-4-inch python. It was the 96th python caught by the district’s hunters since March 25th.
Rahill leads the “Swamp Apes” program taking veterans on hunts to remove invasive animals from the Everglades. He took Lopez Cantera hunting along a canal in western Miami-Dade County.MORE NEWS: NW Miami-Dade Hit-&-Run Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Injured
The district is paying $8.10 an hour in a python-killing pilot program ending June 1. Florida’s wildlife agency also is hiring contractors to remove pythons from specific areas.