Among World’s Largest Snakes, Burmese Pythons are Invasive Constrictors That Prey On Florida’s Native Wildlife

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Burmese pythons can grow to over 20 feet long

Burmese pythons can grow to over 20 feet long. As one of the world’s largest snakes, these invasive, nonvenomous constrictors are a top predator that can prey upon our native wildlife particularly in and around the Everglades ecosystem in south Florida. (FWC image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Burmese pythons can grow to over 20 feet long. As one of the world’s largest snakes, these invasive, nonvenomous constrictors are a top predator that can prey upon our native wildlife particularly in and around the Everglades ecosystem in south Florida.

Their native range includes India, lower China, the Malay Peninsula, and some islands of the East Indies.

You can help control Burmese pythons in Florida and win cool prizes. Enter FWC’s Python Pickup Program for a chance to win monthly prizes including snake hooks, custom engraved Yeti tumblers, Plano sportsman’s trunks, GoPro cameras and Badlands backpacks.

If you see a Burmese python in Florida, report your sighting to our Exotic Species Hotline online at IveGot1.org, by downloading the IveGot1 reporting app, or by calling 1-888-IVE-GOT1 (1-888-483-4681). CLICK HERE TO ENTER PYTHON PICK UP PROGRAM

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