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Python Removal Competition

Python in Grass

The Florida Python Challenge™ 2020 Python Bowl features a Burmese python removal competition, with the goal of empowering people to take an active role in conserving the Florida Everglades through invasive species removal.

The Python Challenge™ kicked off at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, and will continue through 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Competitors will be able to remove Burmese pythons from participating areas. Only Burmese pythons removed from these areas will be considered as valid entries in the competition.

For the Florida Python Challenge™ 2020 Python Bowl,  people can register as a Rookie or Pro. Pros include experienced volunteers or people paid to remove pythons from the host agencies. Anyone not fitting this description can register for the Rookie category. For both categories, there are prizes awarded for the most, longest, and heaviest pythons. Additional awards will be provided for veterans and members of our armed services!