Authorities Remove Large Burmese Python and 111 Eggs from Florida Everglades, Registration for 2023 Florida Python Challenge Underway
By Space Coast Daily // July 13, 2023
EVERGLADES, FLORIDA – A large invasive Burmese python with a record nest of 111 eggs was removed from the sensitive Everglades ecosystem thanks to one of our contractors! The Python Action Team Removing Invasive Constrictors (a.k.a. our PATRIC program) helps remove these invasive, nonnative snakes year-round.
If you want to help our native wildlife, remove Burmese pythons, and win cash August 4-13. Register now for the 2023 Florida Python Challenge®: flpythonchallenge.org
Not quite ready for the Challenge? Check out our free virtual Python Patrol training with our biologists next Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. https://bit.ly/2WEwrH6
Burmese pythons negatively impact the Everglades ecosystem by preying upon and competing with native wildlife.
The removal of this python and the 111 unhatched eggs helps to prevent future negative impacts to our native wildlife.
Burmese pythons and other nonnative reptiles can be humanely killed on private lands at any time with landowner permission, as well as on 32 Commission-managed lands year-round, no permits or hunting license needed.