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Florida Wildlife Officials: Join the Python Challenge

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Pat Lynch SFWMD

Ever want to hunt down a really big snake, or lots of them? 

That's the goal of the Python Challenge 2013, put on by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its partners. 

That's because these behemoth snakes are wreaking havoc on the Everglades ecosystem by swallowing up rabbits, deer, and even alligators.

FWC is recruiting everyday people and python permit holders to capture and kill Burmese pythons in a month-long effort.

They're holding workshops in South Florida to help folks with the "how-tos."