burmese python

Python Challenge Takes Out 10 Snakes in 10 Days

It looks like the South Florida Water Management District’s Python Elimination Program is off to a great start after 10 Burmese pythons were eliminated in 10 days. With a combined length of almost 100 feet for all of the captured pythons, the hunters received almost $2,000 in cash for their hard work. Participants earn $8.10 per …

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2016 Python Challenge Removes 106 Burmese Pythons

The 2016 Python Challenge has officially ended and announced the winners of the competition. Declared a success by the FWC, more than 1,000 hunters from 29 states participated, removing 106 snakes for their shot at some $16,000 awarded over various categories. 2016 Python Challenge from My FWC on Vimeo. Bill Booth and his team – including Duane Clark, …

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Snake Whisperer Hunts Deadly Pythons in Florida

Tom Rahill has become something of a legend for capturing snakes with his team. He was hooked after he tracked and captured his first Burmese in 2008. During this basking season, Rahill hopes to capture as many Burmese as possible. The snakes aren’t venomous, but they pose a major threat to the ecosystem since they have …

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Python Challenge Kicks Off, Pythons Wanted Dead or Alive

As many as 300,000 pythons occupy southern Florida. The United States even banned Burmese pythons from entering the country recently, but the already existing population continues to grow. They can be as large as 23 feet long and weigh up to 200 pounds. In the early winter of 2013, nearly 1,600 participants in the first Python Challenge™ trekked …

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