Hunters recruited for giant pythons
Darda, a newborn Burmese python, is 17 inches long. Nine-year-old Emerald, captured on the same day by python removal agent Tom Rahill, is 17 and a half feet long.Courtesy Tom Rahill/Miami Herald
For years, I didn't understand the scope of Florida's python problem.
That changed the day my family visited Shark Valley in the Everglades National Park.
There, in a marshy swath of land off the Tamiami Trail, we saw gators galore.
What we didn't see were any rabbits. Not a sing...