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.