Florida Hunter: Burmese Python Bite Would "Tear the Skin

The Florida Python Challenge, in which hundreds of people compete to hunt the enormous

enormous pythons slithering over southern Florida, is now being participated in by amateur Burmese

In Florida, Burmese pythons are an invasive species. In the 1970s, they were probably

ince then, they have caused enormous damage to the local ecology

their number is only growing. Following such a large capture

Waleri told Newsweek that he is taking part in the yearly Burmese python hunt

"This year, I'm personally competing because I think I have a chance to finish

first or second in the amateur class. I've had a terrific month of hunting,

my cousin Steve and I are really looking forward to going out and competing against