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Optional Training

If you plan to register for the Florida Python Challenge®, you must take the Required Online Training and pass the quiz.

Additional training options are available to teach participants how to identify, locate and safely capture Burmese pythons.

In-person training

Demonstration of a safe capture

In-person safe capture trainings are available prior to the start of the Florida Python Challenge®. Trainings are held at Everglades Holiday Park from 9:00-10:00a.m. Space is limited to 21 participants at each training. 

Thanks to all who attended and best of luck in the 2022 event!

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Virtual Python Patrol Program

Virtual Python Patrol is available year-round at no cost to the public. This program aims to create a network of trained individuals able to identify Burmese pythons, report sightings, and in some cases, capture and humanely kill the snakes. Florida Python Challenge® participants can register for the next Virtual Python Patrol program or view the presentation PDF here.  

Virtual Python Patrol is not a substitute for the Required Online Training.

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Searching for Pythons

This educational video will provide expert tips for locating pythons in the wild.

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Safe Capture of Burmese Pythons

This educational video will help you learn how to safely capture and humanely kill invasive pythons.

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