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A skin from a 21 foot python, courtesy Dragon Backbone
A skin from a 21 foot python. This one was loaned to us for display by Dragon Backbone - they had a booth at the event. They make purses, wallets, jewelry ank knives from the snake skin. (FWC Press Secretary Susan Smith, Public Information Coordinator Carli Segelson, Officer Bobby Dube, Regional Director Chuck Collins, Nina Segelson and Officer David Bingham)
FWC Photo by Alicia Wellman
Burmese python head
FWC photo by Kevin Enge
Competitors in the 2013 Python Challenge™ trekked through more than a million acres of swamps and sawgrass in search of the well-camouflaged Burmese python. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today announced the results: 68 Burmese pythons harvested during the Jan. 12-through-Feb. 10 competition.
MIAMI (AP) - 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.
MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say two young men who became "stranded and disoriented" while taking part in a python hunt in Florida's Everglades have been rescued.
MIAMI (AP) - There's a new winning snake in the state's "Python Challenge."
MIAMI (AP) - Florida wildlife officials say 11 Burmese pythons were killed during the first three days of a public hunt for the invasive species in the Everglades.
Researchers at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus examine the internal anatomy of the largest Burmese python found in Florida to date. The 17-foot-7-inch snake weighed 164 pounds and carried 87 eggs in its oviducts, a state record. Following scientific investigation, the snake will be mounted for exhibition at the museum for about five years, and then returned for exhibition at Everglades National Park. Pictured are Rebecca Reichart (from left), Leroy Nunez, Nicholas Coutu, Claudia Grant and Kenneth Krysko. University of Florida photo taken Aug. 10 by Kristen Grace
MIAMI (AP) — Wildlife officials say a Burmese python nearly 19 feet long has been captured in South Florida.
Bill Booth of Bradenton captured one Burmese Python close to 12 feet long.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is vetoing nearly $400 million from the state's new budget. Scott on Monday signed the $74.1 billion budget into law but axed a series of projects including millions for college buildings, health care programs and supplemental programs for veterans.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Los Angeles have made some unusual seizures, including elephant meat, a dead primate and hundreds of handbags made from the skin of snakes, lizards and crocodiles.
An autopsy has concluded that a Florida man choked to death after downing dozens of live roaches during a contest earlier this year.
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