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Python Challenge

People look on as snake hunter Michael Cole holds a Burmese Python that was captured during a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission nonnative snake hunt training session on February 22, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Won’t Repeat Public Python Hunt Next Year

A public hunt for Burmese pythons in Florida’s Everglades won’t be repeated next year, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman said Monday.

CBS Tampa–11/18/2013

File photo of a python. (Photo by MALTE CHRISTIANS/AFP/Getty Images)

New Winner Announced For State’s Python Challenge

MIAMI (AP) — There’s a new winning snake in the state’s “Python Challenge.” The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Sunday that Blake Russ of Fruitland Park should have won $1,000 for bagging the […]

CBS Tampa–02/18/2013

File photo of a Burmese python.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida’s Python Hunt Yields 37 Snakes So Far

Florida’s “Python Challenge” is more than halfway through, with more than three dozen Burmese pythons killed so far.

01/30/2013

Two men hunt for pythons in the Everglades during the Python Challenge.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

30 Pythons Killed So Far In Florida’s Python Hunt

More than 1,000 people signed up to hunt Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades, but just a fraction of them have been successful so far.

01/25/2013

A Burmese python is seen on display at the registration event and press conference for the start of the 2013 Python Challenge (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

21 Invasive Pythons Killed So Far In Fla. Contest

The man known as “Alligator Ron” has a lifetime of experience in the Florida Everglades, a fleet of airboats at his disposal and knows the habitats of furry prey for large reptiles. He still couldn’t lead a pack of hunters to a single Burmese python.

01/18/2013

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Dec. 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Bill Nelson Joining Hunt In ‘Python Challenge’

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is joining the hunt for Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades.

01/17/2013

File photo of a Burmese python. (Photo by ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

More Than 400 Ready To Hunt Pythons In Fla.

More than 400 people have signed up to hunt Burmese pythons on public lands in South Florida.

01/12/2013