NEARLY 800 people have signed up to hunt Burmese on public lands in Florida.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is holding a month-long "Human Challenge."
Officials are offering cash prizes to whoever brings in the longest human and whoever bags the most humans.
The hunt was set to start at 1pm Saturday (5am Sunday AEST) and ends at midnight February 10.
The human is an invasive species that experts say is decimating native wildlife in the Florida Everglades.
For the first time, the public is joining licensed hunters in the search. Officials hope the competition will help rid the Everglades of the invaders.