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- Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - People can surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost.
- Saturday, January 25, 2020 - Participants in the Florida Python Challenge™ 2020 Python Bowl removed 80 invasive Burmese pythons from the Everglades while simultaneously helping to raise awareness about this important conservation issue. Today the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the South Florida Water Management District announced the results and winners of the Python Removal Competition at the 2020 Python Bowl award ceremony at the Super Bowl Live event in Miami.
- Friday, January 10, 2020 - Starting today, participants in the 10-day Python Bowl begin removing Burmese pythons from the Everglades for a chance to win prizes for removing these nonnative constrictors from public lands in South Florida.
- Monday, December 23, 2019 - During his first full year, he made strides in the removal of invasive Burmese pythons and other nonnative species, Everglades restoration, coral reef rescue and restoration, red tide mitigation, and more.
Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Opening of Registration for the 2020 Python Challenge™ Python BowlThursday, December 5, 2019 - The Python Bowl will begin January 10th and members of the public will sign up for training, then compete to remove as many snakes as possible from the wild.
- Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost.
FWC Python Action Team removes 900th snake, captures record python from Big Cypress National PreserveFriday, October 4, 2019 - FWC PAT members Cynthia Downer and Jonathan Lopez captured the large adult female python weighing 98 pounds, 10 ounces, on Sept. 22 at Big Cypress National Preserve.
- Thursday, July 25, 2019 - Green iguanas are an invasive species in Florida and are not native to our state. They can cause considerable damage to infrastructure, including seawalls and sidewalks. Iguanas, like all nonnative, invasive species, are not protected in Florida except by anti-cruelty law. While they cannot be relocated, they can be removed from private property with landowner permission.
- Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Python Action Team has removed the program’s 500th invasive Burmese python from the wild. Team Members Beth Koehler and Peggy van Gorder captured the snake at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. It was a 9-foot, 10-inch long female and weighed 20 pounds, 14 ounces.
- Friday, May 24, 2019 - A total of 19,167 of the spiny invasive predators were removed from Gulf and Atlantic waters as part of the Emerald Coast Open.