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Scientist: Florida python hunt didn’t help control threat

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As Florida prepares to unleash the public in another hunt for Burmese pythons in the Everglades, an analysis of data from the first Python Challenge shows that the 2013 spectacle didn’t do anything to curb the invasive snake’s population in the wetlands, a scientist said Monday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission calls the 68 pythons turned in during the monthlong Python Challenge in early 2013 a success for raising public awareness about the threat invasive species pose to…

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