The Python Challenge is currently happening in the Florida Everglades and more than 800 python hunters are out there hunting, trying to score prize money. NY Post reports “Cash prizes of up to $2,500 are available in both the professional and novice categories for those who remove the most pythons”
Python hunting isn’t just a once a year thing.
So, The South Florida Water Management District sponsors an ongoing ‘Python Elimination Program’ and is searching for “a limited number of public-spirited individuals to humanely euthanize these destructive snakes which have become an invasive apex predator in the Everglades. The program provides access to python removal agents on designated lands in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier, Hendry, Lee, and Palm Beach counties.”
So how much do you get paid to hunt the Florida Python?
- An hourly rate ($10.00 per hour or $15.00 per hour depending on the area) for up to ten (10) hours each day while actively searching for pythons on designated lands.
- An additional incentive payment of $50.00 for each python measuring up to four (4) feet plus an extra $25.00 for each foot measured above four (4) feet. See example below:
- An additional $200.00 for each verified active nest.
You want in? Apply Here
As you can see, you CAN make this into a full time job. This guy gets paid + it looks like he’s monetized a You Tube channel. His videos are insane.