Python roundup time: Registration open for Florida’s annual challenge to hunt the invasive species
Registration is open for the Florida Python Challenge, scheduled for Aug. 5-14. Last year's Challenge removed 800 invasive Burmese pythons from the Everglades, where they do damage to native animals and the ecosystem.sun-sentinel.com
Florida 2020 Python Bowl to offer prizes for eradicating invasive snakes
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Forget the Super Bowl, a different kind of slithering competition is set to bring big prizes to the Sunshine State with the Florida Python Challenge. The contest, which is open to hunters of all skill levels, is a partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee and a number of public and private agencies. The Florida 2020 Python Bowl kicks off Friday, Jan. 10, with competitors being tasked to remove Burmese pythons from specific areas of the Everglades. For those who still don’t understand what’s so dangerous about the Everglades python invasion, Bergeron puts it simply. “In Florida, especially South Florida, the Everglades is our drinking water.”Entry rules and hunting tools for the Florida Python Challenge can be FOUND HERE.