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- Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - The public can help control nonnative invasive wildlife by reporting sightings to the FWC’s Exotic Species Hotline at 888-IveGot1 (888-483-4681), online at IveGot1.org or by using the free smartphone app IVEGOT1.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Everglades National Park and the FWC are partnering to expand the park’s Python Removal Authorized Agent Program by allowing paid FWC contractors to remove pythons in Everglades National Park.