A sneaky snake: Teams hunt for elusive rock pythons in Miami suburbs, at edge of Everglades

January 30, 2015 2:20 PM

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A sneaky snake: Teams hunt for elusive rock pythons in Miami suburbs, at edge of Everglades

Edward Mercer, a nonnative wildlife technician with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, holds a Burmese python, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Miami. The invasive Burmese python has proliferated in the Everglades, and officials are now working to keep another species, the Northern African python, from slithering into the same territory. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (The Associated Press)

Tessie Offner, a nonnative wildlife biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, walks through brush while doing a survey of the Northern African python, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Miami. For the last five years, wildlife authorities from multiple agencies have raced to kee...

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