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Florida’s pythons: Pay $26 for a License To Kill

Pythons. Photo by Flickr user wildxplorer used under a Creative Commons License
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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.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Under: Exotic wildlife, Pythons | 1 Comment »