Cash prizes of up to $2,500 are available in both the professional and novice categories for those who remove the most pythons.
The python hunt officially began on Friday morning and runs through 5pm on Aug.15, according to officials who gathered in Miami to kick off the annual event.
"This is significant because every python removed is one less invasive species preying on our native birds, mammals and reptiles," said Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis.
Since 2000, more than 17,000 pythons have been removed from the Everglades ecosystem, according to a news release. Burmese pythons, which are not native to Florida, prey on birds, mammals and other reptiles. A female python can lay as many as 100 eggs a year.
Cash prizes of up to $2,500 are available in both the professional and novice categories for those who remove the most pythons, officials said. There are additional prizes for the longest python in each category. Each python must be dead, with hunters facing disqualification if they kill them inhumanely or kill a native snake.
So far, the registered hunters represent 32 states and Canada. Registrations are being accepted throughout the competition. It costs $25 to register and participants must also complete an online training course.
A statement issued by Styria province police said, the shocking citizen in Graz city shortly after he sat on the toilet, he felt a sudden pinch in his genital area. The man then looked into the bowl and found the reptile.
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When the husband was asked by doctors why he brought the snake along with him, he said, "What if you ask me which snake had bitten my wife. I brought the snake so that you could see for yourself."
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