Florida Python Challenge® Tool Kit
Check out information and tools you’ll need to successfully compete during the Florida Python Challenge®:
- Read the Rules, take the Required Online Training and Register.
- Review specific area regulations and maps for the seven competition locations.
- Learn the best methods to search for and safely capture Burmese pythons by viewing optional training videos.
- Study the requirements for humane methods for killing pythons. Novice participants may not transport pythons alive at any time.
- Find check station locations and hours, or visit a training outpost during opening weekend, August 4-6, 2023.
- Print and complete a datasheet for each Burmese python submitted to a check station.
- Know how to identify and protect scout snakes which may be found in Big Cypress WMA, Everglades Francis S. Taylor WMA and adjacent lands during the event.
- Learn to properly identify native and nonnative snakes. Participants will be disqualified if they kill a native snake.
- Visit the outfitters and guides page to hire a guide and gain hands-on experience.
- Conserve the biological diversity of all lands during the competition.
- Find answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.