Florida Fish & Wildlife Director Nick Wiley and Commissioner Ron Bergeron at the Python Challenge in 2013, the last time it was held.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Director Nick Wiley and Commissioner Ron Bergeron at the Python Challenge in 2013, the last time it was held.

*Who needs the Powerball? Capture or kill an enormous Burmese python and win a cash prize!

Some of the most fucktastic stuff goes down in Florida. Swear to God.

I understand the problem:  over two decades ago, the Burmese python was introduced to Florida’s ecosystem. The critters aren’t even native to Florida, but when Hurricane Andrew destroyed a breeding facility in 1992, several escaped, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Why on God’s green earth was there a python breeding facility in Florida in the first place???

“It is also likely that pet pythons have been released in and around the Everglades,” the FFWCC’s website says.

Why on God’s green earth were people allowed to have pythons as pets in the first place???

The effect has been profound and devastating. The serpents have caused the near “complete disappearance of raccoons, rabbits, and opossums,” according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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