FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There will be a ceremony to announce the winners of the 2016 Python Challenge™. Awards will be given to the individuals and teams who removed the longest Burmese python and the most Burmese pythons. The grand prize winner of the photo contest contest will also be announced.
- Picayune Strand State Forest
- Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
- Collier-Seminole State Park
- Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
- Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area
- Frog Pond Python Challenge™ Area
- Rocky Glades Small Game Area
- Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area
- Holey Land Wildlife Management Area
- Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area
- Big Cypress Wildlife Management Area (first two weeks only)
- Everglades National Park*
*Limited to existing Everglades National Park authorized agents only.
You can also learn more at one of the free in-person training sessions that will be held in south Florida until February 2016.
While not every Burmese python skin is marketable, a few companies may be able to tan your Burmese python skin or fashion it into a leather product and return it to you for a fee or they may want to purchase the skin from you.
Visit the Keeping and Selling Skins page for a list of interested companies.
For any other situation, please take a photograph of the animal, get a good location (GPS is preferred) and call the IveGot1 hotline at 1-888-IVE-GOT1 (1-888-483-4681) during business hours and the FWC’s Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) after hours.