pythons http://blog.wlrn.org en Job Posting: Crocodile Handlers Wanted In South Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/job-posting-crocodile-handlers-wanted-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">If you’re an outdoorsy type, Florida wildlife officials have a job for you.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">But there’s a catch. Actually, several catches – all with very sharp teeth.</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:41:16 +0000 Christine DiMattei 26881 at http://blog.wlrn.org Job Posting: Crocodile Handlers Wanted In South Florida The Snake's A Snitch: Why Florida Released Biggest Python Caught In Hunt http://blog.wlrn.org/post/snakes-snitch-why-florida-released-biggest-python-caught-hunt <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifRqSwGc-HY</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:18:44 +0000 Mark Memmott 9620 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Snake's A Snitch: Why Florida Released Biggest Python Caught In Hunt Python Challenge Hunter: "It's Eerily Quiet In The Everglades" http://blog.wlrn.org/post/python-challenge-hunter-its-eerily-quiet-everglades <p>Tom Rahill knows the Everglades. He has been camping, hiking, clearing trails, and "hanging out" in Florida's River of Grass for an estimated 35 years. When he sweats, Rahill says he "even <em>smells</em> like the Everglades." A participant in the recently-wrapped and much-maligned <a href="http://www.pythonchallenge.org/" target="_blank">Python Challenge</a>, Rahill&nbsp;recognizes that much of the press and public appear unimpressed with the contest's final tally of 68 snakes. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:00:11 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9567 at http://blog.wlrn.org Python Challenge Hunter: "It's Eerily Quiet In The Everglades" The Python Challenge Final Tally: 50 Dead Snakes And A Whole Lot Of Unanswered Questions http://blog.wlrn.org/post/python-challenge-final-tally-50-dead-snakes-and-whole-lot-unanswered-questions <p>The wacky challenge that grabbed <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/men-rescued-python-challenge-florida-article-1.1258573">national headlines</a> -- and perhaps more than its fair share of <a href="http://www.chilliwacktimes.com/technology/Using+evil+good+once/7853273/story.html">derision</a> -- will come to a head Saturday morning, when the 2013 Python Challenge awards are presented in Miami.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9478 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Python Challenge Final Tally: 50 Dead Snakes And A Whole Lot Of Unanswered Questions The Python Challenge Scoreboard So Far: 37 Less Burmese Pythons In The Everglades http://blog.wlrn.org/post/python-challenge-scoreboard-so-far-37-less-burmese-pythons-everglades <p>With just a little more than a week remaining in the hunt, the <a href="http://myfwc.com/news/news-releases/2012/december/05/python-challenge/">2013 Python Challenge</a> has seen the capture and (hopefully relatively swift and painless) killing of 37 <a href="http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonnatives/reptiles/burmese-python/">Burmese pythons</a> in the Everglades. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission -- which is sponsoring the hunt -- announced the latest kill count on Tuesday morning via its <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MyFWC">official Facebook page</a>.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:10:54 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 8661 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Python Challenge Scoreboard So Far: 37 Less Burmese Pythons In The Everglades State To Send Hunters After 'Glades Pythons http://blog.wlrn.org/post/state-send-hunters-after-glades-pythons <p></p><p>Evidently at its wits' end over the Burmese pythons swarming the Everglades, Florida has declared a month-long snake season for armed amateurs. They'll go into the 'Glades to compete for cash prizes by killing as many as they can.</p><p>What could possibly go wrong?</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:31:12 +0000 Rick Stone 7350 at http://blog.wlrn.org State To Send Hunters After 'Glades Pythons Congressmen Fail To Get A Tight Grasp On Python Bill http://blog.wlrn.org/post/congressmen-fail-get-tight-grasp-python-bill <p>A bill that should help fix Florida's python problem is slipping out of the hands of lawmakers in Washington.</p><p>U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, has been trying to get legislation passed that would broaden a ban on invasive species in the U.S. In effect, the bill would slow down a recent influx of invasive snakes taking over the Everglades in Florida.</p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5734 at http://blog.wlrn.org Congressmen Fail To Get A Tight Grasp On Python Bill