Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 17, 2013, 5:49 p.m. EST by GirlFriday
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission which organised the hunt has offered a bounty of $1,000 for the largest snake and $1,500 for the hunter who dispatches the most snakes before the closing deadline on February 13.
A scientific survey published by the US National Academy of Sciences last year showed that areas infested with the pythons since they took hold about a 15 years ago had found no rabbits, no foxes and a nearly 90 per cent drop-off in raccoons, opossums and bobcats. Only rats thrived.
Love it. Nice job, Florida. There is more than one way to skin a, er, snake.