Florida teen captures 28 Burmese pythons, gets top prize

A Burmese python is held during a safe capture demonstration on June 16, 2022, in Miami. A 19-year-old South Florida man captured 28 Burmese pythons during a 10-day competition that was created to increase awareness about the invasive species, and the threats they pose to the state's ecology. Matthew Concepcion was among the 1,000 participants from 32 states, Canada and Latvia who participated in the annual challenge, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release. (Lynne Sladky, AP File)

A Burmese python is held during a safe capture demonstration on June 16, 2022, in Miami. A 19-year-old South Florida man captured 28 Burmese pythons during a 10-day competition that was created to increase awareness about the invasive species, and the threats they pose to the state's ecology. Matthew Concepcion was among the 1,000 participants from 32 states, Canada and Latvia who participated in the annual challenge, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release. (Lynne Sladky, AP File)

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