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Florida state officials are offering prize money for people willing to remove the invasive species


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MYRNA BROWN, HOST: If you’re looking for a way to earn an extra $10,000, here’s an idea:

All you have to do is wrangle 28 massive Burmese Pythons from the Florida Everglades!

The young man who won is a Florida teenager. Mathew Concepcion won ten grand for his efforts from the Bergeron Everglades Foundation.

The snakes are an invasive species devastating Florida’s everglades. So the state offers prize money to people willing to remove them.

In all, one thousand competitors caught and then euthanized more than 200 snakes during a 10-day competition.

Another young man named removed the longest python that was over 11 feet long. He won $1,500.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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