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War on Snakes

July 15th, 2009 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist is declaring war on pythons.

Crist has asked the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to rid state land south of Lake Okeechobee of Burmese Pythons. The order comes two weeks after a pet python killed a Florida toddler. Crist said catching the snakes will help make Florida safer.

I think its an important issue. I had a good conversation with Senator Nelson and Rodney Bureto who chairs our wildlife commissioner and they are working good in concert in order to make sure we protect our fellow Floridians. I was distressed to see the death that occurred recently, said Crist.

The snake hunt will begin this Friday. The snakes will be caught and euthanized. Then scientist will measure and weigh the snakes to find out how much of a threat they pose to humans.

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