Whopping 18-Foot Burmese Python Caught in Everglades, Large Constrictor is Invasive Species

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found primarily in and around the Everglades ecosystem

This 18-foot Burmese python was caught in Everglades Francis S. Taylor WMA by one of our Python Removal Contractors. (FWC image)

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – This 18-foot Burmese python was caught in Everglades Francis S. Taylor WMA by one of our Python Removal Contractors.

During cooler months, people are more likely to see pythons during the day.

Report sightings to the Exotic Species Hotline (888-IVE-GOT1), onwww.IveGot1.org, or using the IveGot1 app.

The Burmese python is a large nonvenomous constrictor that is an invasive species in Florida.

Burmese pythons are found primarily in and around the Everglades ecosystem in south Florida where the snake represents a threat to native wildlife.

The FWC works with partners to manage Burmese pythons in a variety of ways. However, we encourage the public to get involved, too.

Removing Pythons in Florida

Pythons can be humanely killed on private lands at any time with landowner permission – no permit required- and the FWC encourages people to remove and kill pythons from private lands whenever possible.

Pythons may also be killed at any time throughout the year from 22 Wildlife Management Areas, Public Small Game Hunting Areas and Wildlife and Environmental Areas where pythons are known to exist.

There is no bag limit and pythons may be humanely killed by any means other than traps or firearms (unless provided for by specific area regulations).

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