Number of Python Hunters Doubles In Florida, Over 2,500 Burmese Pythons Removed Since 2017

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ABOVE VIDEO: Massive 16-foot python removed from Florida Everglades.

(FOX NEWS) – Florida doubled its ranks of python hunters last week as the state steps up efforts to tame the invasive species that has long devastated the balance of the natural food chain in the Everglades.

The hunters are part of the state’s Python Elimination Program that has so far removed more than 2,500 Burmese pythons since it began in March 2017, the South Florida Water Management District (SWMD) announced Thursday.

More than 1,000 aspiring hunters hoping to get the chance to remove the invasive serpent from the Everglades applied to the 25 new openings, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The district was looking for people with experience and familiarity with the Everglades for an hourly rate of $8.65.

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