The Florida Everglades is an extraordinary ecosystem, unlike any other in the world! It is home to a variety of rare and unique wildlife including native birds, mammals, fish and reptiles. However, some reptiles do not belong there and pose a threat to native wildlife. To address this, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) teamed up with the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida for the 2016 Python Challenge™ with a Burmese Python Removal Competition that ran from January 16 through February 14 in south Florida. This exciting conservation effort helped protect the rare Everglades ecosystem and the animals that live there from these invasive, nonnative snakes.

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BURMESE PYTHONS WERE TURNED IN TO 2016 PYTHON CHALLENGE™ DROP OFF LOCATIONS AS OF SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27. Read the news release for more details.