80 pythons removed in Miami Super Bowl Burmese python hunt

80 pythons removed in Miami Super Bowl Burmese python hunt
Robert Edman, Carol Lyn Parrish, Ann (Python Contractor), FWC Photo by Alicia Wellman

MIAMI — Eighty Burmese pythons were removed in Florida’s 2020 Python Bowl ahead of Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

More than 750 people from 20 states registered to take part in the 10-day competition to remove Burmese pythons, which are decimating native wildlife populations in the Everglades.

“The Miami Super Bowl Host Committee is very proud to have worked with these partners to bring attention to the threat that invasive species pose to The Everglades,” said Rodney Barreto, Chairman of the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee in a press release. “There are many men and women who work diligently every day to combat the harmful impacts of nonnative species and it is imperative that we are all educated on the effects of the Burmese pythons to our native wildlife.”

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Here are the official Florida Python Challenge™ 2020 Python Bowl results:

Most Pythons

Pro grand prize winner Mike Kimmel won a TRACKER 570 Off Road ATV for removing eight pythons.

Rookie grand prize winner Kristian Hernandez won a TRACKER 570 Off Road ATV for removing six pythons.

Pro second prize winner Lindsey Floyd won $750 for removing six pythons.

Rookie second prize winner Ethan O’Neil won $750 for removing four pythons.

Active service member or veteran winner Barry Offenburger (U.S. Army) won $1,000 for removing three pythons.

Longest Python

Pro grand prize winner Tom Rahill won $2,000 for a 12-foot, 7.3-inch

Rookie grand prize winner Kristian Hernandez won $2,000 for an 11-foot, 6.5-inch python.

Pro second prize winner Amy Siewe won $750 for a 10-foot, 7-inch python.

Rookie second prize winner Dave Mucci won $750 for an 11-foot, .08-inch python.

Active service member or veteran winner Dave Mucci (U.S. Air Force) won $1,000 for an 11-foot, .08-inch python.

Heaviest Python

Pro grand prize winner Tom Rahill won $2,000 for a 62-pound python.

Rookie grand prize winner Dave Mucci won $2,000 for a 49.4-pound python.

Pro second prize winner Dustin Crum won $750 for a 9-pound python.

Rookie second prize winner Kristian Hernandez won $750 for a 1-pound python.

Active service member or veteran winner Dave Mucci (U.S. Air Force) won $1,000 for a 49.4-pound python.