Python Hunters Catch 15-Foot Burmese Python In South Florida Over The Weekend

By  //  April 4, 2017

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On Saturday, hunters Nicholas Banos and Leonardo Sanchez wrangled a 15-foot python. (Nicholas Banos Image)

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – Two python hunters captured a massive python in the Florida Everglades over the weekend.

The state has licensed python hunters as part of the the South Florida python pilot program, called the Everglades’ Python Challenge.

On Saturday, hunters Nicholas Banos and Leonardo Sanchez wrangled a 15-foot python, which is the largest one caught this season, so far.

Burmese pythons have been destroying public land and are top of the food chain in the ecosystem, so the South Florida Water Management District approved the program funding, designed to incentivize private parties who help eliminate the snakes.

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