Florida’s Big Python Hunt Going Out With a Whimper

Feb 10, 2013
The Reptile Report
by Robyn

The Reptile Report - MIAMI, Feb 7 (Reuters) – A nearly month-long hunt for Burmese pythons in Florida’s Everglades was wrapping up this week with little to show for the efforts of more than 1,500 would-be snake slayers armed with everything from clubs and machetes to firearms and spears.

A spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which organized the hunt, known as the Python Challenge, said on Thursday that only 50 Burmese pythons had been reported captured or killed as part of the event.

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