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South Florida Water Management district looking to double the number of python hunters

Posted: 6:34 PM, Sep 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-13 18:34:01-04
Burmese pythons

The South Florida Water Management district is expanding its efforts to double the number of hunters trying to eradicate invasive Burmese Pythons.

Yesterday, the board announced it is working on agreement to give hunters more state and federal lands to capture the reptiles.

They are also planning to work with the University of Florida for help with reptile monitoring and assessing the impact of removal efforts.

The district pays an hourly wage and a bounty based on the sizes of snakes.

Hunters have removed more than 2,500 pythons since 2017.