Python hunters wanted for Florida hunting contest


Python contest offers cash prizes to Florida snake hunters

Think you can catch a $1,000 snake? Python hunters are wanted in Florida for a hunting contest.

Call it the Python Challenge: That's what wildlife officials have issued to hunters in an attempt to reduce the population of Burmese pythons, which have become an invasive species in South Florida wetlands.

Jan. 12 kicks off a month of hunting giant snakes in Florida, and the winners will receive cash prizes as high as $1,500. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesperson Carli Segelson told that the goal of the contest is both eradication and documentation.

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