FWC: 16-Foot, 10-Inch Snake Caught As Part of Python Removal Competition

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Although our personnel can’t win any prizes during the 2016 Python Challenge, bragging rights may well go to an FWC officer who was patrolling on Monday, during the first weekend of the Python Removal Competition. (Florida Fish And Wildlife image)

Although our personnel can’t win any prizes during the 2016 Python Challenge, bragging rights may well go to an FWC officer who was patrolling on Monday, during the first weekend of the Python Removal Competition. (Florida Fish And Wildlife image)

Although our personnel can’t win any prizes during the 2016 Python Challenge, bragging rights may well go to an FWC officer who was patrolling on Monday, during the first weekend of the Python Removal Competition.

The officer found a large Burmese python sunning itself on a levy in the Rocky Glades Small Game Area/Python Challenge Area.

The 16’ 10” python was humanely euthanized and turned over to an FWC Python Challenge™ drop-off location so that scientists can collect valuable data from this snake.

Individuals and teams can still sign up for the Python Removal Competition in south Florida and have a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes while helping to conserve our greater Everglades ecosystem.

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Watch for competition updates on the Python Challenge page every Tuesday and Friday.

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ABOVE VIDEO: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is teaming up with the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida to bring back the Python Challenge™ in January 2016, along with a Burmese Python Removal Competition that runs from January 16 through February 14 in south Florida.


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