Wednesday, February 24, 2010
A 22 February 2010, Miami Herald story by By Susan Cocking states that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will open a special hunting season targeting invasive constricting snakes on state lands in South Florida March 8 through April 17. A hunting license and a $26 management area permit are required to take the snakes and the invasive Nile Monitor Lizard. Hunters may use firearms but not remove the snakes alive. The harvest area includes the Everglades, Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land, and Rotenberger wildlife management areas. The harvest is timed to follow the close of small game season and enable hunters to target the reptiles during cooler months when they are out in the open and easier to spot.