Killing Pythons, and Regulating Them

Florida officials are stepping up efforts to deal with the python population in the Everglades, measures that include a special hunting season that begins on state lands on Monday.

But wildlife officials say that the big snakes, which prey on a number of threatened and endangered species from wading birds to wood rats, have reproduced faster than hunters can kill them.

Ken Salazar, the Interior secretary, recently announced efforts to ban the import or interstate transport of nine non-native snakes: four types of pythons, including the Burmese python, as well as boa constrictors and four kinds of anacondas.

What should be done to control the pythons’ spread, both in Everglades National Park and other Florida wild areas? What is the most effective way to kill them?

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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2 Responses to Killing Pythons, and Regulating Them

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  2. JD Hartzel says:

    well I know florida has had one of the coldest winters in the last 5 years in the 20s -30s mother nature has its own solution to this problem. at these temperatures pythons wouldnt survive. I think they need to relax..

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