According to the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission up until now twenty-one pythons were killed. The object of the contest is to catch and kill Burmese pythons.
These can grow more than five meters in length but are hard to find because of their brown spotted bodies that help the snakes blend easily in the environment.
As with every contest this one is no different and has big prizes. The grand prize for whoever catches the longest Burmese python is $1000 and for whoever catches the most snakes is $500 bigger. The rules say that with every snake that was caught the hunter must also specify its size and send out his/her GPS location so that contest officials can track where the snake was found.