facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

30 pythons killed so far in Florida hunt

Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:08 PM   |   Comments

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Friday 30 Burmese pythons have been killed in the Everglades "Python Challenge" that began Jan. 12.

The commission said the snake hunt is intended to reduce the population of the invasive species and educate the public about the threat the snakes pose to native wildlife and the ecosystem, WPEC-TV, West Palm Beach, Fla., reported Friday.

Researchers said another goal of the hunt, which ends Feb. 10, is to collect information on the pythons' population and habits in the area.

More than 1,000 people have taken part in the hunt.

Topics: Snakes
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Viral video shows grouper swallow shark off fisherman's reel in one terrifying gulp
2
Tennessee student kicked out of class for saying 'bless you'
3
Indian boy with hands larger than his head can't even tie shoes
4
Watch as driver leaps from motorcycle mid-crash and lands safely on moving car
5
Wanted Washington man crashes car into police hunting for him
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback