The Burmese python is a large, nonvenomous constrictor snake that is not native to Florida. These snakes represent a threat to the Everglades ecosystem and the native wildlife that live there, including wading birds, small mammals and other reptiles. Learn more about Burmese pythons at MyFWC.com/python.
Burmese pythons look similar to some of Florida’s native snakes. Native snakes are an important part of the ecosystem and should be left alone. Learn how to identify a Burmese python.
If you’ve just seen a live Burmese python or other nonnative snake on the loose, please report it by calling the FWC’s Exotic Species Hotline at 888-IVE-GOT1. See additional information about how to report dead nonnative snakes and other nonnative species.