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Florida 19 year old captures 28 pythons.

A 19 year old from south Florida took home the top prize at the Python Challenge.   Matthew Concepcion won $10,000  for capturing the most Burmese pythons during the 10-day competition.  He was among the 1,000 people who participated in the annual challenge.  He removed 28 of the 231 unwanted pythons.

Every year the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission put on this challenge to help control the pythons in Florida that are threats and invasive to the state’s ecology.

Matthew won the $10,000 ultimate grand prize courtesy of the Bergeron Everglades Foundation.  Along with Dustin Crum, who won a $1500.00 grand prize for removing the longest python at over 11 feet long.

Concepcion said in the interview with The Moultrie Observer he is going to take some of the money to buy better lights for his truck for next years challenge.

Largest Python Ever Removed

At the time the challenge was going on, a couple college guys ended up catching the largest python.   The python was 215 lbs and 18 feet long.  This pythons also had 122 eggs inside her.

Guys Capture Huge 18 Ft. Python, Unaware Of Contest

Google's Most Popular Halloween Costumes In Florida

Google’s most popular Halloween costumes this year have been revealed. The #1 costume nationally sits at the top spot for the second year in a row. So, the list comes from Google Trends and the these are the top searched costumes in the U.S. Google calls it their FrightGeist.

The #1 costume nationally is a witch. Stranger Things shows up in the Top 10 as well. Last year, some of the most popular choices were “Squid Game,” “Among Us” and Cruella De Vil.

Google also tells us what the most popular costumes in Florida are. Pirate is #1 followed by rabbit, witch, cowboy and fairy.

Check out Google’s most popular Halloween costumes below.

  • Witch

    #1 for the second year in a row.

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man has been a popular Halloween costume for a long time and still is as it sits at #2 on the list.

  • Dinosaur

    Have you ever seen those races where people are dressed up in T-Rex costumes? You may a few of those this year.

  • Stranger Things

    The Netflix show set all sorts of records for streaming hours this past year. You might even see Vecna, which is the bad guy in Season 4.

  • Fairy

    A staple and usually in the Top 10.

  • Pirate

    This is the #1 costume in Florida, as it should be.

  • Rabbit

    This one is interesting and it is on the national list as well as the Florida list. I guess people still are celebrating Easter, huh?

  • Cheerleader

    A go to costume for a lot of people.

  • Cowboy

    Not the Dallas Cowboys football team, but an actual cowboy costume.

  • Harley Quinn

    This is a character from the Batman comics books. The character was played by Margot Robbie in a few theatrical movies.