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FWC to offer training for self-capturing live pythons

Posted at 2:18 PM, Jul 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-08 06:16:51-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Florida Fish and Wildlife announced on Thursday that it will offer expert hands-on training for people to learn how to self-capture a live python.

There is an online course that participants need to take before reserving a spot for the training.

This announcement from FWC comes ahead of its annual competition to remove invasive Burmese Pythons that will run from August 5 to August 14. The top hunters will get cash prizes - and, for the first time, active-duty military members and veterans taking part in the competition will get additional cash prizes.

To get to the online course, reserve a spot for training and register for the competition, go to the FL Python Challenge website.