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Python Patrol Training Workshop, 2/21/14, 1:30 pm -4:30 pm

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Friday, February 21, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (PST)

Miami, FL

Python Patrol Training Workshop, 2/21/14, 1:30 pm...

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Type Remaining End Quantity
Python Patrol Responder Training
This ticket option is for those who want hands-on experience capturing wild Burmese pythons.
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Python Patrol Detector Training
This ticket option is for those who do not want hands-on experience capturing Burmese pythons, but who want to learn how to identify and report sightings.
Sold Out Ended Free  

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Exotic Species Coordination Section will host a Python Patrol Training Workshop on February 21, 2014. The Python Patrol Training Workshop includes a Responder Training and a Detector Training.  The Responder Training is for those individuals who work need to know how to safely capture, remove and report pythons as part of their job duties and for those individuals who are willing to volunteer their time to safely catch and remove invasive snakes as a Python Patrol Responder in south Florida. The Responder Training is limited to 15 individuals. The Detector Training is for those individuals who do not want to catch pythons and other exotic constrictors, but want to learn how to identify native and nonnative snakes and how to correctly report sightings to FWC. The Detector Training is limited to 15 individuals.

The Python Patrol Training Workshop will start indoors with a presentation about Burmese pythons in Florida, regulations for this species, and how to identify invasive reptiles and report sightings. Afterwards participants in the Responder Training will head outdoors for a demonstration and practice catching large, invasive snakes. Responder Training participants must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes for the hands-on capture portion of the training.
 
All participants are required to take the free online REDDy training and either submit the certificate by email to Jenny.Novak@MyFWC.com by February 20, 2014 or bring a printed copy to the training.  REDDy (Introduced Reptile Early Detection and Documentation) is a free online course that takes up to 40 mintues and is a great overview of identification and reporting of invasive reptile sightings. The website also provides handouts, datasheeets, and ID tools that can be helpful in the field.  The REDDy training is available at http://ufwildlife.ifas.ufl.edu/reddy.shtml.   

 

Have questions about Python Patrol Training Workshop, 2/21/14, 1:30 pm -4:30 pm? Contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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FL Dept. of Transportation
14653 SW 122 Ave.
Miami, FL 33186

Friday, February 21, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (PST)


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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is the state's regulatory agency that manages fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people.  FWC communicates with a variety of audiences to encourage participation, responsible citizenship and stewardship of the state's natural resources.

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