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August 3rd, 2009
11:59 AM ET

Florida's Python Tracker

On July 17th the state of Florida started allowing reptile experts track down and euthanize giant pythons in the wild that are threatening native species.

On Thursday, a tracker found the largest one so far-weighing in at 207 pounds and a slithering 17 feet, 2 inches long.

A couple weeks ago Kyra interviewed python tracker Greg Graziani. He demonstrated his technique on his scaly friend. It was so great we wanted to bring it back for your viewing pleasure.

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Pam Cox

    OMG, I had to turn the channel when I saw the python hunter choking the snake.
    It was sickening to see him treat the snake so badly. I don't see why the snake can't be released back to the wild in its own country.
    Our total lack of respect for all living things is extremely sad.

    August 3, 2009 at 2:06 pm |
  2. Mike

    I agree. They have as much a right to live as we do. Rather than kill them, why can't we transport them back to where they belong?

    August 3, 2009 at 11:26 pm |
  3. J

    These pythons should not be euthanized. They play a significant role in balancing our world's environment. They should be collected and transported back into their natural habitats where they thrive, mostly jungle habitats.

    August 4, 2009 at 3:26 pm |

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