Florida's month-long python hunt ends

FLORIDA — The python hunt is over. Snake hunters in South Florida picked up their big-cash prizes.

They hunted the invasive species in Florida's Everglades trying to slow the population growth.

The man who caught the largest snake at 14-feet 3-inches took home $1,000.

"We pretty much searched the islands, we wear waders, we get out of the boat, we run the shoreline," said Paul Shannon.

Some snakes were released back into the wild with GPS to lead wild-life experts to thousands of snakes and breeding females still there.

The pythons are a threat to the native species.


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