Burmese Pythons have become a real problem in the Everglades, which is why Volaero Drones, Bruni Infrared and Bill Booth Outdoors have teamed up to start a tracking project using drones and thermal technology.
More than 100,000 of these Pythons are estimated to live in the Everglades, according to a news release. The female can lay up to 80 eggs per clutch, meaning the reptiles are multiplying exponentially and damaging the Florida’s small mammal population.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife and the South Florida Water Management District are continuously looking for solutions to this problem, which is what the team hopes to provide through advanced drone imagery.
“Volaero is excited to team up with Bill Booth, a famous outdoorsman with extensive experience hunting pythons in the Everglades, with close to 100 python snake catches to date,” said Charles Zwebner, CEO of Volaero, according to the release. “Alongside with Bart Bruni, Director of Bruni Infrared, one of 21 Master Certified Thermographers in the world, they both will advance our technology solutions with their subject matter expertise. We have a great team on board and we believe we can make a positive impact in this area.”
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