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Florida Python Challenge winner Bill Booth
Bill Booth of Bradenton, Fla. wears a dead Burmese python he caught around his neck as he poses for photos, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in the Florida Everglades as part of the monthlong "Python Challenge." Booth's snake measured an unofficial 11.59 feet (353.5 cm) Wildlife officials say more than 1,000 people signed up for the competition that began Jan. 12 and ends Feb. 10. The state hopes the hunters will help researchers collect more information about the pythons. The large snakes are an invasive species and are considered a menace to Florida's swamplands. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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