JACKSONVILLE, Fla – The state’s annual hunt for pythons in the Everglades started Friday and will run until July 18.
The need for the hunt is important because Burmese pythons are an invasive species that can ruin the delicate Everglades.
Participants in Professional and Novice categories can win prizes for removing the most and longest pythons. A grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the person who removes the most pythons.
People interested in taking part in the hunt can register at FLPythonChallenge.org. There is a $25 registration fee and you must complete a free online training to compete.