"Florida Expands Python-Hunting Into Federal Swamplands"

"Florida will send snake hunters into remote federal swamplands to kill exotic Burmese pythons threatening native wildlife.

The Big Cypress National Preserve, a swamp that borders Florida’s Everglades, will soon be open to hunters contracted by the state under a plan approved by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Aug. 7.

Florida also is expanding its python hunting efforts to 130,000 acres of state parks and doubling its resources for python research and removals."

Jennifer Kay reports for Bloomberg Environment August 7, 2019.

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/08/2019