Florida looks to hire 50 python hunters


(CNN) – Snake hunters are needed in the Sunshine State.

The South Florida Water Management District is looking for 50 people for its Python Elimination Program.

Citizens who sign up are called Python Removal Agents and paid hourly.

The program started in 2017.

It offers more money for snakes that are longer than four feet and those guarding snake eggs.

More than 2,500 pythons have been removed from the area over the past two years.

People interested in taking part have to be at least 18-years-old, have no recent criminal history, and proper identification.

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(This story was originally published on September 17, 2019)

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