Florida Wildlife Officials Take Aim at Pythons

Dan Florida

(NSF/PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL/November 30, 2022) — State wildlife officials want more money to eradicate invasive Burmese pythons and increased penalties for people who illegally import and release venomous reptiles. The proposals were part of $150.2 million in legislative funding requests backed Wednesday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Also, agency staff members were directed to consider giving …

Florida Python Challenge

Florida Python Challenge is Underway

Dan Environment, Florida

(NSF/July 12, 2021) — The 2021 Florida Python Challenge started last Friday as part of a drive to eliminate the large snakes that threaten native wildlife in the Florida Everglades. For a total of ten days, competitors will seek the longest, heaviest and most Burmese pythons. The hunt is taking place across more than 1.5 million acres in South and …