Florida is offering hunters cash prizes to kill off Burmese pythons in the Everglades

AS THEY COME IN. SHELDON: FINGERS CROSSED. IT WOULD BE AWESOME. IF YOU WANT TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT AND WIN SOME CASH WHILE YOU DO THAT, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE PYTHON CHALLENGE. THIS CHALLENGE PROTECTS ENVIRONMENTS LIKE ETH EVERGLADES, BECAUSE PYTHONS ARE KNOWN TO PREY ON ANIMALS, AND THEY CAN LAY UP TO 100 EGGS THAT EXPA THENDIR POPULATION. >>AS H YET TO TAKE AN ONLINE TRAINING COURSE IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THEOMPE CTITION, THERE WILL BE CASH PRIZES GIVEN FOR THE LONGEST PYTHON, AS WELL AS A PRIZE FOR THE MOST PYTHONS CAUGHT AND REMOVED. SHELDON: YEAH, SO YOU CAN GET $2500 FOR PTCAURING THE MOST PYTHONS, AND AS THE GOVERNOR MENTIONED, YOU CAN GET SOME PRIZE MONEY FOR CATCHING THE LONGEST PYTHONS. ARE YOU GOING TO REGISTER? SANIKA: I ALWAYS TAKE ERYVE OPPORTUNITY TO REMIND EVERYBODY I DID GO ON ONE OF THOSE PYTHON HUNTS AND I WAS WORKING AND OUR SISTER STATION. AND, NO, I DON’T THINK SO. THE NE MXTORNING I HAD MOSQUITO BITES ALL OVER. YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH IT. SHELDON: PLEASE TELL ME ETH

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Florida offering cash to kill off Burmese pythons in the Everglades; hosting a 2-week hunt with cash prizes

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference Thursday morning in the Everglades.Among the topics he discussed was protecting the Everglades and the high population of pythons in the area. DeSantis announced the 2022 Florida Python Challenge, which he says is a competition that will take place from Aug. 5 to Aug. 14. It will be hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the South Florida Water Management District. “This challenge, a python challenge, allows the public to engage direct, hands-on in Everglades restoration,” DeSantis said at the news conference. DeSantis says there will be cash prizes for the winners, including most pythons caught and longest python caught. There will also be additional prizes for military veterans who participate. People who want to participate will have to take an online training course in order to register, DeSantis says. Last year, 223 pythons were removed from the Everglades, according to DeSantis. “These pythons are a threat to the Everglades. They prey on mammals, birds, other reptiles,” DeSantis said at the news conference. DeSantis says he hopes the python challenge will help the ecosystem. Those who want to participate or find out more information can visit this website.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference Thursday morning in the Everglades.

Among the topics he discussed was protecting the Everglades and the high population of pythons in the area.

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DeSantis announced the 2022 Florida Python Challenge, which he says is a competition that will take place from Aug. 5 to Aug. 14.

It will be hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the South Florida Water Management District.

“This challenge, a python challenge, allows the public to engage direct, hands-on in Everglades restoration,” DeSantis said at the news conference.

DeSantis says there will be cash prizes for the winners, including most pythons caught and longest python caught.

There will also be additional prizes for military veterans who participate.

People who want to participate will have to take an online training course in order to register, DeSantis says.

Last year, 223 pythons were removed from the Everglades, according to DeSantis.

“These pythons are a threat to the Everglades. They prey on mammals, birds, other reptiles,” DeSantis said at the news conference.

DeSantis says he hopes the python challenge will help the ecosystem.

Those who want to participate or find out more information can visit this website.

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