Python’s hunted in Florida

| 22/07/2009

(National Geographic): For the first time, Florida is allowing select hunters to kill pythons in the wild. The non-native snakes are believed to number in the tens of thousands and are killing endangered species, experts say. The state of Florida has issued permits to certain hunters allowing them to catch pythons, which are wreaking havoc with native flora and fauna in the Everglades National Park. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is allowing a few permitted snake experts to begin hunting, trapping and killing the snakes.

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