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It's python huntin' season

Python hunting season is currently open in South Florida until April 17th. The region has been ravaged by a huge invasion of the Southeast Asian reptile. The snakes were meant to be exotic pets, but have found their way into the wild.

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Tony Woung is a statewide hunting expert in Florida and the media relations coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He gives us details of the python hunt in South Florida, where the snake population now reaches into the thousands.