Python removal in Florida is now in high demand as Pythons have become recognized as an invasive species. Because of this, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the district’s combined efforts have already removed nearly thousands of invasive pythons.
Burmese pythons are a non-native species to Florida and are considered to be an invasive species, no longer allowed as pets due to their impacts on native wildlife. This species is not protected in Florida except by anti-cruelty law.
Areas in Florida with High Python Population
Burmese pythons are mostly found in in South Florida. Historically, the python population was centered within Everglades National Park in Miami-Dade County.
Recent data shows us that the python population is growing in numbers to the north and west of Florida. Pythons have been found in southwest Florida in Naples and near Lake Okeechobee. If you spot a python in your yard or home, call a local snake removal specialist immediately.
Why Pythons are a Problem
Because of their large size, adult Burmese pythons have few predators, which means they can easily become an invasive species. Pythons prey upon native species and may reduce their populations. Pythons will eat common native species and exotic species such as Norway rats, threatened or endangered native species, birds, and pets such as cats and dogs.
Methods of Removal for Burmese Pythons
According to FWC, allowed methods of removal for Burmese pythons largely depend on location. The following summarizes the lawful methods of removal, however, we encourage you to please refer to the FWC website for further clarification.
Pythons can be killed on private property with landowner permission and can also be killed year-round and without a permit on 25 public lands in south Florida. The FWC encourages people to kill wild-caught pythons whenever possible.
Private Land – Pythons can be killed on privately owned lands year-round and without a permit with landowner permission and by any method that is in accordance with local laws and ordinances.
Hiring a professional snake removal company for this task is recommended for safe, effective, legal, and thorough removal -especially if you suspect multiple snakes on your property.
Commission-Managed Lands: Burmese pythons and other non-native reptiles may be killed on 25 Commission-managed lands without a permit by a variety of methods. Some methods are allowed year-round while others are allowed during certain time periods. To learn the specifics of what is acceptable and lawful, please refer to the FWC website
Other Public Lands: Check with the land managing agency to determine what methods of removal are allowed on other public lands.
Professional Python Snake Removal
The snake removal technicians here at Xceptional Wildlife Removal are passionate about public safety and welfare arising from wildlife conflicts. Our Wildlife Control Technicians perform snake and animal removal services with safety, professionalism, law, and humane treatment as a top priority.
Our company uses specialized state-of-the-art equipment distinctive to the Wildlife Control Industry. Give us a call if you have encountered a python on your property! Toll-Free: 800-929-7163.