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US Python Bowl 2020 kicks off with hundreds of hunters registered

17:25  14 january  2020
17:25  14 january  2020 Source:   naplesnews.com

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Python Bowl 2020 kicked off over the weekend as efforts to eradicate the invasive Burmese pythons heat up.

The Florida Python Challenge is a 10-day event that began Friday where veteran hunters and novice snake surveyors head into the field to capture as many pythons as possible.

As of Monday morning, 662 people have registered to participate and 18 snakes have been turned in to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's check stations.

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Hunters will be getting prizes ranging from ATVs to cash for the longest and the heaviest pythons . State and local leaders joined the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the South Florida Water Management The Florida Python Challenge 2020 Python Bowl runs through January 19th.

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"The intent of the Florida Python Challenge 2020 Python Bowl is to bring continued awareness to invasive species issues in south Florida and engage the public in participating in Everglades conservation through invasive species removal," FWC spokesperson Carli Segelson wrote in an email.

a close up of a snake: These wild burmese pythons were used for a training session on how to capture pythons in the wild. The session is held by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at Citrus Park in Bonita Springs. Several residents from the park are going on a hunt Friday to kick off the 2020 python bowl. The invasive species are taking over the everglades and efforts are underway to eradicate them.© Andrew West/The USA Today Network, The News-Press These wild burmese pythons were used for a training session on how to capture pythons in the wild. The session is held by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at Citrus Park in Bonita Springs. Several residents from the park are going on a hunt Friday to kick off the 2020 python bowl. The invasive species are taking over the everglades and efforts are underway to eradicate them.

The FWC hopes the event will help "generate data from concentrated removal of Burmese pythons, such as their size and locations."

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Calling all python hunters : registration for the 2020 Python Bowl is now open. Of course, hunters must be trained to handle these animals. The State of Florida is partnering with the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee to encourage people to learn how to hunt down and capture this invasive species.

The Florida Python Challenge™ 2020 Python Bowl features a Burmese python removal competition, with the goal of empowering people to take an active role in conserving the Florida Everglades through invasive species removal. The Python Challenge™ will kick off at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan.

The event organizers also want to raise awareness on not just Burmese pythons, but other invasive species. Segelson wrote that one goal is to continue educating the public and help people learn how they can help.

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The Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida has supported these python challenges every time they’re organized, Michelle Ashton, a spokesperson for the organization said.

“Thanks to our money and the money raised from corporate and private donors, we’ve been able to support a good number of prizes,” she said. “We’re also providing logistical support for registration and the exhibit at the Superbowl.”

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Governor Ron DeSantis announcing that the 10-day " Python Bowl " will kick off January 10th. To register for the Florida Python Challenge™, members of the public must first complete an online training. There are also opportunities for optional in-person training sessions that include a hands-on

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The foundation has made invasive pythons one of its main initiatives, Ashton said.

“We are really hopeful this not only raises awareness about how much of a problem pythons are — it’s doing a great job in educating the public. We’re helping to support projects to track pythons, but at the end of the day people going out and removing them is most effective.”

Karl Schneider is an environment reporter. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter: @karlstartswithk, email him at kschneider@gannett.com

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