2013 Python Challenge

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The Burmese python is an invasive species
threatening the Everglades ecosystem and its native wildlife.
In Florida, these snakes are capable of reaching lengths of more than 17 feet
and can produce more than 35 eggs at a time.
You can help the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission limit the impact
of Burmese pythons by participating in the 2013 Python Challenge™.
During this month-long challenge, competitors will harvest these snakes
and compete for prizes for the most and longest Burmese pythons caught.
It all starts with the 2013 Python Challenge™ Kickoff on January 12th
at the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
and concludes on February 16th
with the 2013 Python Challenge Awareness and Awards Event at Zoo Miami.
Even if you’re not ready to capture a python,
come see the snakes, meet the experts who research and capture Burmese pythons,
and learn how you can help protect our precious resource, the Florida Everglades.
For more information or to register for the challenge,