The 1000th python was recently killed in Florida, as a part of the Python Elimination program. The thousandth snake was over 11 feet long and weighed 32 pounds. This program has been in effect for just 15 months.
From the South Florida Water Management District:
“Pythons are non-native, invasive snakes that are established and spreading throughout South Florida. These giant constrictors pose direct threats to humans and native wildlife. Pythons cause significant impacts to native prey, such as marsh rabbits, wading birds and other warm-blooded animals. Their aggressive predation on native prey robs native predators, such as panthers, raptors, alligators and bobcats, of their primary food sources.”
For more information on the program, visit www.sfwmd.gov/