TODAY   |  February 17, 2013

68 pythons captured during Florida hunt

Hundreds of people searched through the Florida Everglades in an annual hunt designed to cull the python population, with the winning team catching 18 of the invasive snakes. NBC’s Tom Llamas reports.

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>>> while most people typically run from snakes, hundreds of people in florida spent the last month actively looking for them. it is part of the python challenge, the search to find the invasive species . about 1600 people took part in the hunt. most were not successful. only 68 pythons were