Friday, January 15, 2016

Python Challenge 2016

Thursday January 15th

Tomorrow kicks off the Python Challenge of 2016.  These exotic invaders have the real potential to be a devastating threat to South Florida ecosystems as the large snakes, being top predators, are already wiping out prey species.  Rabbits, raccoons and other small mammals are disappearing within the snakes range and they are a threat to many of the endangers species such as spoonbills and wood storks

Hundreds of hunters will be searching for these serpents in and around the Everglades in hopes of winning cash prizes. PETA types are concerned about any cruelty to the snakes, The hunt will last until Valentines Day and it wil be interesting to see how of these invaders are remove

Links to Python Challenge Sites

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