Fla. ‘python challenge' draws about 800 hunters

By JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press Published: January 13, 2013
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BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE, Fla. — An armed mob set out into the Florida Everglades on Saturday to flush out a scaly invader.

It sounds like the second act of a sci-fi horror flick but, really, it's pretty much Florida's plan for dealing with an infestation of Burmese pythons that are eating their way through a fragile ecosystem.

Nearly 800 people...

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