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17-foot Burmese Python Caught in South Florida

Article: 17-foot Burmese Python Caught in South Florida

A Burmese python measuring 17 feet in length was caught and destroyed on private property in Okeechobee County Thursday afternoon. Captured on the grounds of the Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital, the male snake weighed 207 pounds, and measured 26 inches in diameter.

Alaska Wolves to be Shot from Helicopters

Article: Alaska Wolves to be Shot from Helicopters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – The Alaska Board of Fish and Game has decided that about two dozen wolves from several packs on the southern Alaska Peninsula will be exterminated using aerial gunning to boost the caribou population. The wolves have been killing newborn calves, said biologist Cathie Harms with the Alaska Department…