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Governor Ron DeSantis

The Florida Everglades is an extraordinary ecosystem unlike any other in the world! It is home to a variety of rare and unique wildlife including a diversity of native birds, mammals, fish and reptiles. 

However, some reptiles, like the invasive Burmese python, do not belong in this ecosystem and pose a threat to native wildlife. The Florida Python Challenge® is an exciting conservation effort which helps protect the rare Everglades habitat and the animals that live there from these invasive, nonnative snakes.

The 2022 Florida Python Challenge® has concluded. Thanks to all the participants and sponsors who have supported this effort! Check back to learn how many invasive Burmese pythons were removed as well as who will walk away with the $10,000 Ultimate Grand Prize.