By Annabel Sanchez
The python challenge is a competition that takes place in south Florida within its Everglades on Jan.12, 2013 and it’s dedicated to hunting the infamous Burmese python. It’s hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and is a month long competition. The whole purpose is to provide awareness of this invasive species within the delicate ecosystem because the Burmese python is a huge threat to all of the native species.
The official website, http://www.pythonchallenge.org, states that the goal of the 2013 Python Challenge is to enlist both the general public and python permit holders in a month-long harvest of Burmese pythons. “Those who are skilled enough to snag one of the invasive species can win up to $1,500. An additional $1,000 will be given to the person who captures the longest python,” exclaimed Pawnation, a website for all thing pets and animals.