Florida Fish and Wildlife: Python Challenge Removes 82 Pythons In Florida

By  //  February 3, 2016

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Python event continues through feb. 6

Thanks to participants in the 2016 Python Challenge Python Removal Competition, so far 82 invasive Burmese pythons have been removed from Florida’s public lands. (Florida Fish and Wildlife image)

Thanks to participants in the 2016 Python Challenge Python Removal Competition, so far 82 invasive Burmese pythons have been removed from Florida’s public lands. (Florida Fish and Wildlife image)

Thanks to participants in the 2016 Python Challenge Python Removal Competition, so far 82 invasive Burmese pythons have been removed from Florida’s public lands.

That is 14 more snakes than removed during the entire 2013 Python Challenge.

What’s more, we still have 13 days left to go in this year’s competition.

Why are the results better? Training helps. For the 2016 Python Challenge, we have offered hands-on trainings in south Florida.

They continue through Feb. 6 and you don’t have to be a competition participant to attend.

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Chances are the recent cooler weather has helped too, because these invasive constrictors come out to warm themselves up by basking in open, sunny areas, making them easier to find!

Want to get involved in conserving Florida’s native wildlife by helping manage invasive species? Check out PythonChallenge.org 


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