Python hunters wanted for Florida hunting contest

FRESNO, Califonria

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Call it the Python Challenge: That's what wildlife officials have issued to hunters in an attempt to reduce the population of Burmese pythons, which have become an invasive species in South Florida wetlands.

Jan. 12 kicks off a month of hunting giant snakes in Florida, and the winners will receive cash prizes as high as $1,500. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesperson Carli Segelson told ABCNews.com that the goal of the contest is both eradication and documentation.

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Visit the pythonchallenge.org for entry information.

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