Pythons, boas, anacondas, monitor lizards, iguanas and other exotic invasive species have become a serious problem in the South Florida everglades. Thousands of these creatures thrive and reproduce in the state’s tropical climate and are competing with the state’s native wild species.
Monday was the first day of the state of Florida’s hunting season for all of the above mentioned exotic animals. All you need to do is buy a hunting license and a special $26 permit for the “privilege” of hunting and killing these non-native creatures.
Since exotics are a continuing problem … why is the state charging its citizens to help them get rid of these unwanted animals?
Have we finally reached the point where the state is going to start charging us to do the jobs that the state should be doing itself?
Florida should be PAYING its citizens to help remove these exotic species from the wild. Get real.
What does Florida think it is … California? /Gary