Hunters Fail to Capture or Kill Pythons in Everglades

Posted on April 28, 2010

PBS recently ran a documentary about the Floriad Everglades python problem called Invasion of the Giant Pythons. Florida decided to turn hunters lose on the enormous reptiles that could potentially decimate local wildlife and kill people's pets. Well, Florida's first python hunting season in the Florida Everglades officially ended April 17th and not a single python was captured or killed. The AP says the state's unseasonably cold winter weather is believed to have killed some of the Burmese pythons but this doesn't explain why hunters failed to capture or kill a single one. Take a look:

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