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What should I do if I see a python in the wild?

If you see a python in the wild – or suspect that a snake is a python or an invasive snake – you should take the same precautions for these constrictor snakes as one would take for any wildlife: avoid interacting with or getting close to them. If you are in Everglades National Park, you can report a python sighting to a park ranger. You can also report the animal via the “Ive Got 1” reporting hotline (888-483-4681), the EDDMapS reporting site, or by using an iPhone application, IveGot1 - Identify and Report Invasive Animals and Plants in Florida. These reporting sites share reports across platforms, so you only need to report the animal at one of them.