Florida is looking for participants in the most dangerous game. No, not that most dangerous game: python hunting. Burmese pythons are actually a major problem for Florida, specifically in the southern part of the state, where they are decimating natural flora and fauna like bugs, probably, and narwhals and unicorns, maybe (I have no idea what lives in the Everglades).
The state has one thing to say to these serpentine strangers: die, you motherfuckers, die. It has just announced the 2013 Python Challenge, starting in January. The rules are simple: kill all the pythons. The person who kills the most will win
a pizza party $1,500. The person who bags the longest will win $1,000.
Linda Friar, a spokeswoman for Everglades National Park tells CNN:
It's very difficult to find these animals and we don't really have a good strategy on how to contain this population. This is a pilot to see if it will gain public interest in areas that you can hunt so that they would be able to remove and capture these snakes.
All you have to do to be able to add "Abraham Lincoln: Python Hunter" to your LinkedIn profile is pay a $25 registration fee and take an online safety course. You can sign up here. Keep in mind, this isn't for the faint of heart, pythons are terrifying creatures. So happy hunting, and may the odds be ever in your favor.