Results for - Indian snake hunters deployed to Florida to fight pythons

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(Source: Upworthy) The Everglades is famous for it beauty, but it has a serious problem: invasive giant snakes. Now Florida's trying out a new tactic: bringing in world-famous snake hunters from India. Do you think this tactic will work as well as they hope?

1. (Source: Upworthy) The Everglades is famous for it beauty, but it has a serious problem: invasive giant snakes. Now Florida's trying out a new tactic: bringing in world-famous snake hunters from India. Do you think this tactic will work as well as they hope?

Yes
27%
549 votes
No
21%
429 votes
Undecided
51%
1,022 votes
As of January 27, Sadaiyan and Gopal have already caught 15 snakes, according to Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission. 15 snakes are only a small fraction of the python population, but it's pretty great compared to other approaches. For comparison, about 1,000 hunters took part in last year's Python Challenge. After a month, they had only bagged 106 snakes. So two guys with tire irons catching 14 in two weeks is pretty great. Is this something you would be interested in doing for a job?

2. As of January 27, Sadaiyan and Gopal have already caught 15 snakes, according to Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission. 15 snakes are only a small fraction of the python population, but it's pretty great compared to other approaches. For comparison, about 1,000 hunters took part in last year's Python Challenge. After a month, they had only bagged 106 snakes. So two guys with tire irons catching 14 in two weeks is pretty great. Is this something you would be interested in doing for a job?

Yes
6%
127 votes
No
79%
1,585 votes
Undecided
14%
288 votes
The point of this isn't just raw numbers, it's teaching biologists new ways to look for the snakes. The captured snakes are either euthanized or used for education.

3. The point of this isn't just raw numbers, it's teaching biologists new ways to look for the snakes. The captured snakes are either euthanized or used for education. "Coming to America is really fun and interesting, but catching all those snakes, that's why they're here," Sadaiyan said in the Miami Hearld. "They're hunters, and that's why they're here." Do you think this is a good way of going about things?

Yes
37%
748 votes
No
20%
391 votes
Undecided
43%
861 votes
02/07/2017 Sports 2081 27 By: MARVEL2389

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