Special Presentation: Python Pursuit

For the past several decades, the Florida Everglades have faced an unusual threat — giant snakes that don’t belong there.

Burmese pythons, which are an invasive species, have taken over the Everglades in staggering numbers, eating their way through this fragile ecosystem, and threatening the existence of native fauna and flora.

UMTV Special Presentation: Python Pursuit examines the scope of the problem and how state authorities and various organizations have teamed up to control the population of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and work towards eradicating them.

We’ll also introduce you to some of the contracted python hunters, show you the ways they chase and catch the elusive snakes, and describe what happens to the pythons after they are caught.