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Florida Python Challenge™ Check Stations & Training Outposts

All pythons captured from the competition locations must be humanely killed prior to submission at a check station. Novice participants may not transport live pythons at any time. Participants must chill or freeze python carcasses until submission to a check station. A datasheet must be fully completed and submitted for each captured Burmese python. Read the Rules for complete details.

Review additional training options available to all participants.

Biologists check in a python at a station

Check Station Hours & Map

August 9-17:  Open 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

August 18:  Open 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. 

All three check stations are viewable on the map below, indicated by black triangles with a white border. 

1. Monroe Station (Big Cypress) (25.862881, -81.099572)

2. Everglades Holiday Park (26.060603, -80.443669)

3. Rocky Glades (25.608659, -80.512314)

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Training Outposts

Visit a Training Outpost during opening weekend for additional instruction from an expert in safe capture and humane killing techniques.

Training Outpost Locations and Schedule

August 9-11 of opening weekend, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day

1. Monroe Station (Big Cypress) (25.862881, -81.099572)

2. Everglades Holiday Park (26.060603, -80.443669)   

 3. Rocky Glades (25.608659, -80.512314)

Print Your Datasheets

Print your datasheets! A completed datasheet is required for each python submitted to a check station.

Get the datasheet
A screen shot of the Python Challenge Data Sheet