- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Have a python, iguana or monkey you want to get rid of?

Florida wildlife officials along the Space Coast are willing to take them off your hands this weekend, no questions asked, as part of Exotic Pet Amnesty Day on Saturday in Melbourne.

The goal of the day is to get the animals into the hands of people who may be better able to care for the nonnative animals.

Often times, owners of exotic pets release them into the wild if they can’t take care of them, and officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission want to put a stop to that.

Pet pythons that have been dumped in South Florida are blamed for changing the ecosystem of the Everglades.

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