The Everglades python hunting program is being extended for a few more months.
The South Florida Water Management District has agreed to extend the hunt for the Burmese python that was originally set to end on June 1. The SFWMD governing board says it is taking aggressive action to protect the Everglades and eliminate invasive pythons from public lands.
The new hunt will take place from June 17th until September 30th, and will expand from Miami-Dade County to include Broward and Collier counties.
The March-to-June program netted 158 of the invasive snakes and 2,000 of their eggs.
Bounty hunters stand to collect $300 for each Burmese python caught. For more information on the python hunt, visit the South Florida Water Management District's website, here.