Becoming a Python Hunting

Posted at 6:42 PM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 18:42:02-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A new pilot program from the South Florida Water Management District are looking for 25 hunters to go out into the Florida everglades and kill Burmese pythons.

The new program is even paying these hunters over 150 dollars a snake. This is all to stop an ongoing problem as these invasive snakes have killed native wildlife in the glades. But some wildlife experts are urging SFWMD to choose these hunters carefully as these animals are aggressive and can kill humans.

So far nearly 900 applicants have applied and the District says that the program launches April 1  in Homestead FL.