Miami, UNITED STATES: A 12-foot (3.65m) Burmese python that was captured in the backyard of a home slithers on the ground at its new home at the A.D. Barnes Park 10 October 2005, in south Miami, FL. The snake was captured 09 October and is the prime suspect in the disappearance of a 15-pound (6.8kg) cat that lived at the residence. AFP PHOTO/Robert SULLIVAN (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
The South Florida Water Management District approved the python hunt earlier this year. The job pays minimum wage plus bonuses based on the length of the snake.
The F Word with Gordon Ramsay
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and his son, Jack, pose with SFWMD Python Hunter Kyle Penniston and Jason Catarineau and two of the three Burmese pythons they eliminated on Saturday. Ramsay went on a python hunt with Penniston for an upcoming episode of his live show, ‘The F Word with Gordon Ramsay.’
Ramsay hunted with Kyle Penniston and Jason Catarineau.
“It was a blast hunting with the Ramsays and they were very respectful of what we are doing here in the Everglades, fighting these invasive predators to save the ecosystem,” said Penniston, who has hunted snakes for years, but tasted python for the first time this weekend when he ate Ramsay’s cooking.