Fla. wildlife officials say snake decapitation inappropriate

03/17/2010 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

A snake hunter in Florida who was one of a group of trappers authorized by the state to cull Burmese pythons in the Everglades reportedly violated the state's hunting rules by helping decapitate a python. According to this article, which cites AVMA's euthanasia standards, decapitation is not enough for snakes and other reptiles as the method may not lead to instantaneous death.

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