2013 Python Challenge Kicks Off With Many People Signing Up
The 2013 Python Challenge kicked off Saturday, snatching people's attention from all across Florida and from many other states. NBC 6 reporter Donna Rapado has the story. Interviewed are FWC spokesman Jorge Pino and Kristina Serbesoff-King, of the Nature Conservancy.
Rampant Snakes To Be Hunted as Python Challenge Gets Under Way Saturday
More than 700 people have signed up for the state s Python Challenge. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino spoke about what officials hope to learn about the predator.
Competitors are allowed to keep the python skins, once researchers finish examining the snakes. University of Florida researchers examine each snake, hoping to learn more about the elusive species that's considered a menace to the fragile Everglades ecosystem.
No one knows for sure how many pythons live in South Florida. A tally of 37 may seem low, but researchers say that number reflects how hard it is to spot pythons in the swamps.