Research and Removal of Burmese Pythons in Southwestern Florida
October 11 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Did you know that the largest Burmese python found in Florida was captured in Collier County this summer? The 215-pound snake was a member of an invasive species that is being captured and studied by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. A wildlife biologist for the Conservancy will be discussing their python program. Established in 2013, the Conservancy’s python program has removed over 1000 invasive pythons from the Everglades and has studied the movement, breeding habits, and environmental impact of the pythons.