Conservancy of Southwest Florida gives update on python removal efforts in Southwest Florida

Posted at 10:37 AM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 08:00:05-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is highlighting the efforts to remove pythons from the area.

Wildlife biologists have removed over a dozen of the invasive Burmese python in Southwest Florida, including 3,000 python eggs.

If you see a python in the wild, you're urged to report it to Florida Fish & Wildlife by calling 888-IVE-GOT1 or on

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The conservancy says the information they collect is leading to the development of an effective management technique that combines both hunting and tracking tools.

Photos of the event here!

At a demonstration Thursday, biologist Ian Bartozsek performed a necropsy on an adult female python recently captured in the Everglades.  Inside they find 95 developing eggs: