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You can be a snake hunter and have a good impact on the Florida Everglades. Here’s how you can help protect Florida against the Burmese python.

Many Burmese pythons that were pets have been released in the Florida Everglades. There could be an estimated 300,000 of the non-native species there. They have no natural predators and have reproduced quickly.

Burmese Python

McKayla Spencer, with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation with a Burmese python.
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The state has hosted hunts to try to control the massive population of these non-venomous snakes. For the 2022 Python Challenge in the Everglades, the public is encouraged to help control the python population and help in the restoration of the Florida Everglades.

Burmese Python

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Python Challenge begins August 5 and runs for 10 days. The state will pay for every python caught. The largest python caught will win a $1,500 prize, and the one who catches the most pythons will receive a $2,500 prize. In 2021, 232 pythons were caught, up from 80 in 2020.

To participate, you can register for a $25 fee at FLpythonchallenge.org. There is also a mandatory training course that can be taken online.

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Complete 2022 Epcot Concert Series Lineup

  • July 14 and 15 - Baha Men

    Best known for “Who Let The Dogs Out,” the Baha Men also had a hit with a cover of “Dancing in the Moonlight.”

  • July 16 to 18 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

    With a revival of swing a few years back, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has had feet moving at their live shows since 1989. The had one charting single, “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby),” but every one of their songs can get you moving.

  • July 22 and 23 - Tonic (NEW)

    They had a smash with “If You Could Only See”

  • July 24 and 25 - Jeremy Camp (NEW)

    A giant in inspirational music.

  • July 29 and 30 - Taylor Dayne

    Taylor had a run of hits such as “Tell It to My Heart”, “Prove Your Love”, “I’ll Always Love You”, “Don’t Rush Me”, “With Every Beat of My Heart” and “Love Will Lead You Back,” Not too shabby!

  • July 31 and August 1 - Tiffany

    The legendary Tiffany (that’s how she was introduced in the past at Epcot…) still has it.

  • August 5 to 8 - Joey Fatone & Friends

  • August 12 and 13 - The Devon Allman Project

  • August 14 and 15 - Christopher Cross

    Another classic artist who had hits including “”Ride Like the Wind”, “Sailing” and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”.

  • August 19 and 20 - Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri

  • August 21 and 22 - Air Supply

  • August 26 and 27 - Blanco Brown (NEW)

    He topped the U.S. Country Chart with “The Git Up”

  • August 28 and 29 - 98°

  • September 2 and 3 - Southern Avenue

    A Memphis blues band, Southern Avenue formed in 2015.

  • September 4 and 5 - Kris Allen & David Cook

    Two “American Idol” alums join together at Epcot.

  • September 9 and 10 - Hoobastank (New for 2022)

  • September 11 and 12 - Jimmie Allen

  • September 16 and 17 - Los Amigos Invisibles (New for 2022)

  • September 18 and 19 - American Authors

  • September 23 and 24 - BBMAK

  • September 25 and 26 - Postmodern Jukebox

    Okay, there’s no individual song that can truly tell you who Postmodern Jukebox is. You can go through their YouTube channel to find lots of songs in different styles, and that’s what they do, so many different styles.

  • September 30 and October 1 - Stokley (New for 2022)

  • October 2 and 3 - Shelia E.

    Known for being a percussionist with Prince, Sheila E. was also successful on her own.

  • October 7 and 8 - Mark Wills

  • October 9 and 10 - .38 Special

  • October 14 and 15 - Robert Randolph Band (NEW)

  • October 16 and 17 - Newsboys (NEW)

  • October 21 and 22 - Ray Parker Jr. (NEW)

  • October 23 and 24 - Billy Ocean

  • November 4 to 7 - Boyz II Men

    Boys II Men Celebrate 20 Years Of Music At Disney World In Florida

    This isn’t Boyz II Men’s first trip to Disney. This handout photo shows Boyz II Men members (L-R) Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman joining Mickey Mouse on stage at Walt Disney World Resort to commemorate the release of the R&B vocal group’s 20th anniversary album, entitled “Twenty”, in 2011. The celebration took place at Epcot after the R&B group performed at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival’s “Eat to the Beat” concert series. (Photo by Gene Duncan/Disney Parks via Getty Images)

  • November 11 and 12 - Kenny G

  • November 13 and 14 - Sugar Ray

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