Florida python hunting contest draws hundreds

Handout photo of researchers examining Burmese python at the Florida Museum of Natural History in GainesvilleORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – A python hunting competition starting on Saturday is drawing hundreds of amateurs armed with clubs, machetes and guns to the Florida Everglades, where captured Burmese pythons have exceeded the length of minivans and weighed as much as grown men. Python Challenge 2013, a month-long event sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is open to hunters and non-hunters alike. But the idea of luring weapon-wielding amateurs into the harsh environment of the Everglades has raised some alarms. "I just thought it was as exciting as could be. …



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