Florida Snake Hunt Begins
According to reports coming from Florida wildlife officials, a total of 11 Burmese pythons have been killed during the first three days of Florida snake hunt after more than a 1,000 people signed up for the so-called public hunt for the non-native species in the Everglades with an aim to flush out the huge snake infestation in reward for cash prizes.
Yes, the event has been registered by more than 1,000 people from 30 different states to compete in this month-long `Python Challenge', confirms the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The event kicked off on Saturday and the pythons killed so far will be processed by the University of Florida enabling researchers to perform more studies over them to gather maximum information about the snakes' habits.
The second aim of culling South Florida's population of invasive Burmese pythons is to raise awareness among people about the non-native species too and all of their detrimental effects that they actually have on the local ecosystem.
The famous reason for almost all participations in the event is the cash prizes that are being offered by the state to all those people who succeed in bringing the longest python and also those who bag the most pythons during the ongoing competition that ends at midnight Feb. 10.
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