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Python Patrol Training

This program is free to attend and there will be hosted at the Eco-Heritage House at the Richard E. Becker Preserve, 3398 Selvitz Road. Participants must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes for the hands-on portion of the training. 

All participants are encouraged to take the free optional, online training which is available at

The goal of the Python Patrol program is to train individuals both working in the natural resources realm, as well as the public, on how to identify Burmese pythons, report sightings, and in some cases, safely capture then remove the snakes from the environment. The program focuses on creating a network of trainees across south Florida to help with the efforts of removing invasive constrictors.

This program is a no-cost training that lasts roughly two and a half to three hours. The program starts with a 45-minute lecture on Burmese Python behavior, rules and regulations, safety and constrictor identification. Participants will move outside for the hands-on portion to learn and practice the Safe Capture technique used to capture and remove invasive constrictors. 

To register for the 2 p.m. session: Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance. 

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