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

Judge Says Lawsuit Over Python Ban May Proceed

A federal judge says a lawsuit that seeks to overturn a nationwide ban on four giant snake species may proceed.

CBS Tampa–05/01/2014

Rick Dominicks says he shot and killed a 12-foot python in his backyard. (Getty Images)

Python Invades Naples Back Yard

Rick Dominicks says he shot and killed a 12-foot burmese python in his East Naples back yard.

CBS Tampa–12/05/2013

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

Nearly 20 Feet Long, Massive Python Caught In Miami-Dade

MIAMI (AP) — The longest Burmese python ever caught in the state — 18 feet, 8 inches long and 128 pounds — was found alongside a rural South Florida road, wildlife officials said Monday. About […]

CBS Tampa–05/20/2013

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

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)

Florida’s Python Hunt Yields 41 Snakes So Far

More than three dozen Burmese pythons have been hunted during Florida’s “Python Challenge” that ends in less than two weeks.

02/01/2013

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

File photo of a python. (credit: Getty Images)

Fla. Man Arrested For Stabbing Python 19 Times

A Pompano Beach man is behind bars on an animal cruelty charge after authorities say he stabbed a python 19 times.

12/20/2012

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