Flordia has been overrun with pythons and they have been decimating the ecosystem. To combat their devastation the Flordia Wildlife Commission (FWC) has enlisted a team of individuals to capture and kill as many as possible. So far the Python Action Team has rounded up literally miles of snakes, but they still have a long way to go.
According to Space Coast Daily, The second largest snake ever captured by the team was brought in this past week. The massive snake was 17 feet 9 inches long and was captured by Kevin Reich.
“This is the second-largest snake ever removed by our team,” said FWC officials.
“Men and women like Kevin are making a big difference for our native wildlife, one invasive snake at a time. Do you have what it takes to capture a snake-like this?”
Pythons can be killed at any time on private lands with landowner permission – no permit required. They can also be hunted any time throughout the year at 22 Wildlife Management Areas, Public Small Game Hunting Areas, and Wildlife and Environmental Areas.
Some areas have specific regulations so be sure to check them out before you hunt.