Florida's first snake bounty hunt resulted in the killing of 68 invasive snakes, far less than some hunters hoped, officials said.
The monthlong hunt closed Saturday, The Miami Herald said.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which sponsored the event, said the event was a success, and that they will likely hold another hunt in the future.
Those that killed the most snakes received cash awards for their work at Zoo Miami Saturday, the Sentinel reported, but many spent more on the expedition than they won.
Officials will now determine whether the hunt was an effective way of getting rid of the pythons.
Some criticized the hunt and said it could have resulted in serious injuries, but only one incident occurred when two men suffered a heat stroke.