Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Giveaway for "2013 Python Challenge"

ABC News and the Associated Press have been following the Florida Python Hunt that began this past weekend. Over 1,000 people from more than 30 states have signed up to compete in the "2013 Python Challenge." The hunt is part of a plan to deal with the ongoing problem of the Burmese python infestation. As we reported last year, a new study found that the overabundance of Burmese pythons has led to a significant decrease in the number of mammals in the Florida Everglades. According to CBS News, Florida "is offering cash prizes to whoever brings in the longest python and whoever bags the most pythons by the time the competition ends at midnight Feb. 10."

Since UGA Press has published INVASIVE PYTHONS IN THE UNITED STATES which focuses on this exact issue, we will also be offering an incentive for the participants. Once the winners have been announced, we will send both winners a copy of INVASIVE PYTHONS IN THE UNITED STATES. Good luck to all of the python hunters!