Florida authorizes python hunt

The governor wants wildlife officials to begin trapping pythons right away, just as the state handles nuisance alligators.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor is asking wildlife officials to begin trapping pythons right away, just as the state handles nuisance alligators.

He issued the call two weeks after a central Florida youngster was strangled in her bed by a pet python.

“I was distressed to see the death that occurred recently,” he said. He added “It is important that we take action now to ensure a safe and healthy future for Florida’s native wildlife and habitats in the Everglades.”

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