More than 600 people recently participated in a competition to remove invasive Burmese pythons from the Florida Everglades. The snake - which is not native to Florida - and have a negative effect on native species and prey on birds, mammals and other reptiles, while growing up to 26 feet long and can weigh up to 200lbs.
The 2021 Florida Python Challenge - a 10 day event from July 9-18 - resulted in the removal of a record 223 pythons from South Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis indicated.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the two biggest snakes removed were more than 15 feet long, one clocking in at almost 16 feet.