In recent years, python hunters have become synonymous with the Florida Everglades because of the damage the invasive species has done to south Florida’s delicate ecosystem.
In an effort to reduce the number of Burmese pythons in the Everglades, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is working with the South Florida Water Management District on a Python Elimination Program.
Python hunters now even have their own TV show.
Crum spoke to News 96.5 WDBO about his efforts. He says he has personally removed hundreds of pythons from the Everglades and that they are making progress.
“I think in localized areas we’re starting to see a little bit of native wildlife. I saw a raccoon for the first time in like five years, so hopefully we’re doing something,” said Crum.
He recently posted a picture of himself in the Everglades after finding a nest of pythons. Crum described the scene as finding a “Honey Hole.”
The picture has since gone viral.