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Python Hunters: The Perfect Storm

Python Hunters: The Perfect Storm
The Python Hunters tackle the debate over how Burmese pythons were established in the Everglades. The popular perception is that the snakes are the progeny of family pets released into the wild by irresponsible owners, or that a greenhouse containing hundreds of Burmese pythons was destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. We'll ride along with these expert hunters to determine the size, territory and health of the population to help reveal how to eradicate them and how they came to roam the land.