Python hunters have averaged three kills per day since an experimental program to reduce their population in the Everglades restarted June 17.
In total, the 25 hunters chosen for the program have taken 234 invasive pythons out of the Everglades since the hunt began March 25.
The original program sunset June 1, but South Florida Water Management Governing Board members agreed to continue it through Sept. 30.
One of the most successful hunters, Dusty “Wildman” Crum, brought in a snake on Monday that had 73 eggs in it, he told Channel 10 news in Miami.
Crum holds the record for the largest snake brought in with a python that was nearly 17-feet long.
In a video of the python takedown, Crum stalks the snake barefoot in a heap of underbrush and wrestles it out, ending up on the ground himself.
“That’s a big snake, boys,” Crum said into the camera. “That’s how we do it in the Everglades, son.”