Los Angeles Times

Cold has helped python hunt


A cold snap may be giving humans an edge early in a state-sanctioned hunt for elusive Burmese pythons in Florida’s Everglades.

Since the second Python Challenge began a week ago, hunters have turned in 39 of the invasive snakes, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservati­on Commission.

Chilly weather can drive the tan, splotchy snakes from the wetlands where they are hard to spot into the open as they seek warmth.

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