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Counter Intelligence: Fla. to Unleash Python Hunters

Snake population as much as 100,000 in Everglades alone

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    Python hunters are poised to descend on the Florida Everglades where the python population had exploded.

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    • Python hunters are poised to descend on the Florida Everglades where the python population had exploded. The giant snakes that capture and swallow their prey whole and grow to 20 feet could number more than 100,000 in the Everglades alone. The governor of the state has to first give the green light to the program, which would sic teams of trained hunters on the pythons on state lands.
       
    • A posthumous memoir of George Carlin's life will be published this fall. The comedian who died last June at age 71 had been working on the book, entitled "Last Words," with best-selling author Tony Hendra for the past decade. The work is said to look back on the provocative stand-up comedian's life and his 50-year career.
       
    • A robot being developed by the military could be fueled from consuming dead bodies. The steam-powered machine designed by a Maryland-based company under contract to the Pentagon will be able to run on organic matter as well as traditional fuel methods. The Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot -- EATR -- could run off of animal and human corpses if necessary.
       
    • The oldest woman to give birth has died at 69. The Spanish woman who misled a U.S. fertility clinic about her real age has left behind 2-year-old twins. She told the facility she was 55 years old when she gave birth two years ago -- the maximum age allowed for in-vitro fertilization. It is unclear what caused her death.