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Python Removal Competition

Python in Grass

The Florida Python Challenge will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2024, and continue through 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2024. Competitors will be able to remove Burmese pythons only from participating areas. Only Burmese pythons removed from these areas will be considered as valid entries in the competition. 

Florida Python Challenge participants can register as a Novice or Professional. All participants must read the Rules and take the Required Online Training prior to Registration.

"Professionals" are experienced individuals currently under contract with the host agencies to remove pythons from the Everglades. Anyone not fitting this description should register for the "Novice" category. Prizes are awarded for the most and longest pythons. Additional awards are provided for veterans and active members of US Armed Forces!