FWC to host ‘Python Patrol’ class online Thursday evening

Python Patrol classes are offered online every third Thursday.
Python Patrol classes are offered online every third Thursday.(FWC)
Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 11:34 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2021 at 12:22 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The Florida Wildlife Commission hosts a virtual “Python Patrol” class every third Thursday. The class trains folks how to safely capture invasive Burmese Pythons in the wild.

Burmese Pythons are a real problem for FWC, so much so that they recruit citizen snake handlers to safely remove the invasive species from the wild. The classes are led by biologists with a question and answer segment.

The class is offered every third Thursday of each month from 7-8 pm. Registration with Eventbrite is recommended. These are the topics covered in the class:

  • Information on Burmese pythons in Florida
  • Species identification
  • How to search for pythons
  • Safe capture techniques
  • How to humanely kill a python
  • Reporting pythons to the FWC
  • Live instruction on techniques from a biologist
  • Real-time audience Q & A

Schedule of Virtual Python Patrols:

September 16, 2021 7-8 pm

October 21, 2021 7-8 pm

November 18, 2021 7-8 pm

December 16, 2021 7-8 pm

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