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After years of claiming invasive snakes are destroying its native wildlife, the state of Florida is inviting the public to eradicate the most common troublesome constrictor, the Burmese python. Cash prizes are on offer.
Python hunt may bring out the worst in people | StarTribune.com:
"Hunters are encouraged to dispatch the snakes humanely by severing their heads with a machete or shooting them in the brain. And zany sadistic YouTube videos or Facebook postings from the hunt will not be tolerated.
"You will be disqualified for posting inhumane photos or videos or for posting photos or videos of illegal activities (e.g. shooting from levees) on social media," the rules state."