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Hundreds in Fla. join python hunt

BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE, Fla. — An armed mob has set out into the Florida Everglades to flush out a scaly invader.

It sounds like the second act of a sci-fi horror flick; instead it is Florida’s plan for dealing with an infestation of Burmese pythons that are eating their way through a fragile ecosystem.

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