The Schreck family was found safe and sound Friday in the Florida Everglades after rescuers heard them blowing whistles. A wrong turn in their airboat had caused them to become stuck, leading to a harrowing night spent outside. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.
More than a 100,000 Burmese pythons are believed to have invaded the Florida Everglades. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., says it's up to the federal government to help wipe out the snakes and save the swamp. Full story
Along a canal that leads to the Everglades, a two-man team is searching for a Nile crocodile that doesn’t belong in the wild. State officials believe the croc escaped a collector’s cage, and officials worry it may become a serious threat. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.
Snake hunters are arriving in droves to take part in the “python challenge,” where for a $25 fee, serpent searchers can win a $1500 reward for catching the biggest number of the enormous Burmese pythons who are swarming the Florida Everglades. NBC’s Charles Hadlock reports.
A trapping competition has been announced in South Florida to cut down on the Burmese python population in the Everglades. WBBT's Christina Lusby reports.
In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 photo taken in the Florida Everglades, a captured 13-foot-long Burmese python is displayed for snake hunters and the media before heading out in airboats for the Python Challenge. Nearly 800 people have signed up to hunt Burmese pythons on public lands in Florida as
A previously captured 13-foot Burmese python is held by Capt. Shawn Meiman for the press to view before U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) took part in a state-sponsored snake hunt, in the Everglades, Florida January 17, 2013. Python Challenge 2013 is a month-long event sponsored by the Florida Fish an
Airboats approach a hammock as U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) takes part in a hunt in search of Burmese pythons during a state-sponsored snake hunt, in the Everglades, Florida January 17, 2013. Python Challenge 2013 is a month-long event sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commi
An airboat with U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) aboard skims across sawgrass during a hunt for Burmese pythons during a state-sponsored snake hunt, in the Everglades, Florida January 17, 2013. Python Challenge 2013 is a month-long event sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis