Burmese python hunt in Florida Everglades slated for August
June 17, 2022
MIAMI (AP) — Flanked by a huge writhing snake, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that the annual prize-winning hunt for invasive Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades will begin Aug. 5.
People must register to participate and complete an online training course for the event, which typically draws hundreds from across the country. Last year's "Python Challenge" involved more than 600 people from 25 states, DeSantis said at a news conference in the Everglades.
Behind the Republican governor, it took three people to hold a live, 10-foot (3-meter) female python as a demonstration. T...