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Python Hunters: Giants of Puerto Rico

Python Hunters: Giants of Puerto Rico
This time on Python Hunters... With South Florida's earliest cold snap on record, the team's Burm captures are on the decline. And, after a massive storm douses their plans to smoke out the snakes on a farm, the hunters head to Puerto Rico - home to over 40 species of native and invasive reptiles. Their first stop is a research facility on a small island just off the coast. Once a zoo, it's now home to an invasive population of rare Cuban rock iguanas. And, as soon as they climb ashore, they're literally surrounded! A roadside souvenir shop features hordes of mounted reptiles for sale. And finally, the team hikes into the caves near Arecibo where endangered Puerto Rican boas hang from the vines, preying on bats as they fly by.