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Monday, April 24, 2017

The FWC launches new kill a snake, get a T-shirt program

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click image This 15-foot long beast was captured April 1 in the Florida Everglades (Click the photo for more info). - PHOTO VIA NICHOLAS BANOS/FACEBOOK
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  • This 15-foot long beast was captured April 1 in the Florida Everglades (Click the photo for more info).
In an effort to trim back the invasive Burmese python population, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has launched a new program that rewards anyone who kills a python by giving them a T-shirt.

According to the FWC, literally anyone can participate in The Python Pickup Program – all you have to do is submit a picture of the dead snake and note where you found it to get your free shirt.

With every dead snake photo you submit, you'll be eligible for a monthly drawing featuring fun prizes like snake hooks, custom engraved Yeti tumblers, Plano sportsman’s trunks, GoPro cameras, Badlands backpacks, and even a Florida Lifetime Sportsman’s License.

No snake-hunting experience? Doesn't matter. Because of a recent executive order you don't even need a hunting license or wildlife management area permit. However, if you are interested in how to safely remove these beasts, the FWC is offering classes and training.

The FWC says you can kill these snakes with a gun (as long as it's on private property and you have permission), your fists, a snake hook, whatever – as long as it's considered humane, you'll get that shirt.

The first drawing will take place in May 2017.

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