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Florida Hunters Capture 106 Burmese Pythons; 1 Was 15-Feet

Florida wildlife officials say 106 Burmese pythons were caught during a state-sanctioned search for the invasive snakes.

The longest was fifteen feet.

Over 1,000 individuals from 29 states registered to get rid of pythons from South Florida’s wetlands from January. 16 through February. 14.

Frank Mazzotti of the University of Florida says the abdomen contents of the captured pythons are still being analyzed, but thus far the prey has included a fawn and a wood stork and other giant wading birds.

Once the necropsies are finished, about a third of the pythons will be made into wallets, shoes, belts or purses. Brian Wood of All yank alligator merchandise in Hollywood pays up to $150 for each one for the snakes — concerning a similar value he pays for python skins foreign from Asia.



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