Florida Kicks Off Contest to Kill as Many Giant Pythons as Possible
Hundreds of hunters are descending on Florida's Everglades to hunt an invasive snake species that's been wreaking havoc on the region's wildlife.
The month-long, state-organized Python Challenge is designed to remove as many Burmese pythons from the Everglades as possible.
The pythons can be more than 18 feet long and will eat just about anything in their path.
They're the descendants of pets who got too big or too dangerous and ended up getting dumped by their owners.
Six hundred python hunters from 24 states are participating in this year's event.
The hunter who brings in the most pythons -- or the largest -- will get a cash prize.
Watch Phil Keating's report above.