2016 Python Challenge
The 2016 Python Challenge™ is a conservation effort that includes public outreach on invasive species and a month-long competition to remove Burmese pythons from public lands in Florida. The 2016 Python Challenge™ Python Removal Competition kicks off at noon on Jan. 16, and ends at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14. The aim of the 2016 Python Challenge™ is to engage the public in participating in Everglades conservation through invasive species awareness and removal.

UPDATE 2/27/16:

The Python Challenge™ wraps up with success! Awareness was raised and 106 snakes were removed! Thanks to everyone who took part in this valuable conservation effort and congratulations to the winners!

LONGEST PYTHONS

Team winners:
Grand Prize: $3,000 to the team led by Bill Booth. They got a 15 ft. python weighing nearly 125 lbs.
Second Place: $1,000 to the team led by Paul Shannon with their 14 ft. 0.9 in. python!

Individual winners:
Grand Prize: $1000 - Daniel Moniz for his 13 ft, 8.7 in. python Second Place: $750 - Jack Merwin for his 13 ft. 0.77 in. python

MOST PYTHONS

Team winners:
Grand Prize: $5,000 Bill Booth’s team. They removed 33 pythons Second Place: $1,500 Paul Shannon’s team. They removed 9 pythons

Individual winners:
Grand Prize: $3,500: Daniel Moniz for removing 13 pythons Second Place: $750: Steve Daskam for removing 8 pythons

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