Yet another Stupid Government Move
According to this article the pythons and a few other species are upsetting and destroying part of Florida’s ECO system. So instead of having open season on the critters, they restrict hunting to 30 days and make you pay to do it. I have to assume that in the not so distant future, Florida will have a season on rats, mice and other pests and will charge you a fee to set traps or call in an exterminator to spray your home, and I assume based on this law that you will only have a 30 day window to do it. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State wildlife officials have created a special python hunting season to try to stop the spread of the nonnative snakes throughout the Everglades. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says anyone with a hunting license who pays a $26 permit fee can kill the reptiles from March 8 to April 17 on state-managed lands around the Everglades in South Florida. The season is open for Burmese and Indian pythons, African rock pythons, green anacondas and Nile monitor lizards. Thousands of the nonnative Burmese pythons are believed to be in the region, upsetting the natural balance of the ecosystem. Wildlife officials on Monday trained a group of hunters on how to identify, stalk, capture and remove them.
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