Florida Turns Desperate In War Against Burmese Pythons

Florida Is Giving Away Prizes To Anyone Who Captures A Burmese Python

It seems Florida has tried everything to rid the Everglades of invasive Burmese Pythons. From public hunts to expert snake hunters, the state is now desperate to get a handle on the species taking over the south.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now turning to the public. Cool prizes are being offered for the removal of pythons. It’s called the Python Pickup Program and anyone can submit pythons for a reward.

According to the FWC, all you have to do is submit proof euthanizing with a picture of the python as well as a GPS unit clearly showing the date and location of the capture. The pictures can be emailed to [email protected] with Python Pickup in the subject line. In the email be sure to include your name, phone number, mailing address, date of capture and GPS location.

If you’re a Python Removal Permit holder, the FWC says you can turn in live pythons. Be sure to check out the FWC website for more information on where pythons can be caught and methods of removal.

Photo: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

After your first proof of capture you will receive a T-shirt, then for each proof of python submitted you will earn one entry into the monthly prize drawing as well as the grand prize drawing. The monthly drawings will occur on the last Friday of each month and two-three raffle tickets will be drawn.

Check out the prizes you could win below.

Date

Drawing

Item

5/26/17

Monthly

$100 fuel card
T-shirt with full color Python Pickup Program logo
Yeti 32 oz. Rambler engraved with Python Pickup Program logo

6/30/17

Monthly

Midwest Tongs 2 pc breakdown snake hook
Plano sportsman’s trunk
Badlands Summit backpack + game bag

7/28/17

Monthly

$100 fuel card
T-shirt with full color Python Pickup Program logo
Yeti 32 oz. Rambler engraved with Python Pickup Program logo

8/25/17

Monthly

Midwest Tongs professional field hook
Plano sportsman’s trunk
Garmin inReach SE+ Sat Communicator

9/29/17

Monthly

T-shirt with full color Python Pickup Program logo
Yeti 32 oz. Rambler engraved with Python Pickup Program logo
Garmin Rino 755t GPS radio/camera

10/27/17

Monthly

$100 fuel card
T-shirt with full color Python Pickup Program logo
Yeti 32 oz. Rambler engraved with Python Pickup Program logo

11/30/17

Monthly

Midwest Tongs 2 pc breakdown snake hook
Plano sportsman’s trunk
GoPro Hero5 Black camera

12/29/17

Monthly

$100 fuel card
T-shirt with full color Python Pickup Program logo
Yeti 32 oz. Rambler engraved with Python Pickup Program logo

1/26/18

Monthly

Midwest Tongs professional field hook
Plano sportsman’s trunk
Badlands Summit backpack + game bag

2/23/18

Monthly

$100 fuel card
T-shirt with full color Python Pickup Program logo
Yeti 32 oz. Rambler engraved with Python Pickup Program logo

3/02/18

Grand Prize

 

Florida Lifetime Sportsman’s License

 

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