The US Python Hunters have started the snake-hunt program in min-2018 and as of now, the offers have invested 14000 hours bringing 1186 snakes. They have also found some large snakes holding up to 100 eggs. It is a 10-day program called ”Python Bowl” which will end on this Monday.
“We’re targeting removal in bird rookeries, in sensitive ecological areas, so regardless of the snakes’ population we know every one removed makes a difference,” said Kristen Sommers, the state’s wildlife impact management section leader.
Aycock, who is the 54-year-old Florida Army National Guard major was trying to bag the snake by himself, he recalls feeling its tail across his back. “I knew what it was doing, it was going for my throat,” he said, ”I was able to wrestle free during that incident in the summer of 2018.”
“Every python removed out of this ecosystem serves a purpose in restoring this ecosystem,” Aycock said. “We have a good time out here, but it’s also a mission we take seriously and are willing to work at.”