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Meet the women hunting giant pythons ‘eating everything’ in the Everglades

KENDALL, Fla. — Donna Kalil loves snakes. She’s been fascinated by them since she was a kid living in the mountains of Venezuela’s capital...

‘Dude, That Thing Will Kill You!’ Tourist Tries To Pet Yellowstone Bison

VIDEO: A pair of tourists in Yellowstone National Park got too close to bison as an ER nurse watched on in horror. MORE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS...

Florida is fighting to feed starving manatees this winter

ARS TECHNICA – Few vignettes show how much human activity has affected wildlife more than the scene at Florida Power & Light’s plant in...

Florida putting squeeze on invasive snakes with ‘Python Challenge’ hunt

CNN – Deer, raccoons, possums and fox once flocked the Everglades. Nowadays, you’re lucky if you spot one mammal in the area, according to wildlife...

Burmese Pythons Beware, Ron DeSantis Is Coming for You

On November 9, the Palm Beach Post reported the first "credible" sightings of Burmese pythons in Florida's Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

New Tech Could Doom Invasive Pythons

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have published a first-of-its-kind study that shows that near-infrared (NIR) spectrum cameras can help hunters more effectively track down these invasive snakes, especially at night.

DeSantis Announces Python Hunting Contest

Professional python hunters and amateurs alike have a chance to win prizes in Florida's annual hunt for the biggest snakes — the Burmese pythons that are ravaging the state's native species.
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Florida Pythons Have Met Their Match

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is implementing a new tool to help find invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades ecosystem. The FWC’s new Detector Dog Team is now up and running, removing Burmese pythons from the wild.

Is Florida Doing Enough To Exterminate Invasive Species?

In fact, non-native reptile species now outnumber native reptiles by 3 to 1 in Florida.

Florida Python Hunters Unleash The Hounds

"There's so many tools in the toolbox and we're using them all. This is our latest tool," FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto said during a tracking event Thursday at the Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area. "It's a team effort to eradicate the python. ... If we replumb the Everglades and there's no native wildlife back, we have failed."

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