Florida offering $1500 for hunting pythons

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FLORIDA – It’s getting dark in the Sunshine State, at least for pythons. The State of Florida has put a contract out on the out-of-control Burmese python population.

Before PETA gets all up in arms, listen to this. The pythons (which are not native to Florida in the first place) practically destroy anything in their path. The Everglades are pretty much devastated thanks to the pythons, not to mention they nearly wiped out many species of small mammals.

And there’s no end in sight, since the Burmese pythons multiply like rabbits.

Now it’s up to the guys at the top of the food chain (that would be us humans) to take ’em out. And get $1500 richer in the process. There’s also a prize for who catches the longest snake.

Still feel bad for the snakes? Get this: they even prey on cats and dogs. Yea, that’s what we thought.