Python Challenge

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)

Scientist: Florida Python Hunt Didn’t Help Control Threat

As Florida prepares to unleash the public in another hunt for Burmese pythons in the Everglades, an analysis of data from the first Python Challenge shows that the 2013 spectacle didn’t do anything to curb the invasive snake’s population in the wetlands, a scientist said Monday.

04/20/2015

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