efe-epaBy Ana Mengotti Miami

Amy Siewe says she has loved snakes ever since she was a young girl, but she also is a skilled hunter of those reptiles who already has captured around 100 of them as part of an Everglades python-elimination program in the southeastern United States.

"I don't have a fear of snakes. I actually really love them, and with all the knowledge and information that I had I thought I could help make a difference down here, instead of it just being a hobby," she told Efe.

Siewe, an athletic, 43-year-old native of the midwestern state of Indiana, was interviewed shortly before sunset at one of the entrances to Florida's Everglades National Park, just as she and her fiance were preparing to enter that reserve in a red pick-up truck with lights on the roof.