Welcome to Florida

Episode 3: Pythons!

July 08, 2020 Chadd Scott Season 1 Episode 3
Welcome to Florida
Episode 3: Pythons!
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Welcome to Florida
Episode 3: Pythons!
Jul 08, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
Chadd Scott

This week's episode begins with Craig discussing his recent Florida Pheonix column about an experimental program releasing genetically modified mosquitos in the Keys. Also from the Florida Phoenix, Craig has a story about the longest running environmental battle in the state, the fight over the Kirkpatrick Dam.

Most of the episode, however, is spent with Burmese python hunter Donna Kalil who shares her harrowing adventures of python encouters in South Florida. For more than 10 years, Donna has been hunting these invasive snakes which have devastated the Everglades ecosystem. How many are there? How do you kill them? What do you get paid for killing them? What do they taste like? Oh, yeah, Donna cooks some of her catch. All of these questions and more are answered in this expansion of Craig's Flamingo Magazine article on female python hunters.

Show Notes

This week's episode begins with Craig discussing his recent Florida Pheonix column about an experimental program releasing genetically modified mosquitos in the Keys. Also from the Florida Phoenix, Craig has a story about the longest running environmental battle in the state, the fight over the Kirkpatrick Dam.

Most of the episode, however, is spent with Burmese python hunter Donna Kalil who shares her harrowing adventures of python encouters in South Florida. For more than 10 years, Donna has been hunting these invasive snakes which have devastated the Everglades ecosystem. How many are there? How do you kill them? What do you get paid for killing them? What do they taste like? Oh, yeah, Donna cooks some of her catch. All of these questions and more are answered in this expansion of Craig's Flamingo Magazine article on female python hunters.