Florida's diverse ecosystems are home for countless species of plants and animals. However, both the intentional and unintentional introduction of non-native invasive species has created an unprecedented challenge to these inhabitants and their habitats. Among these, the Burmese python stands out due to its rapid population explosion and harmful ecological impact. To confront this menace, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) instituted the "Florida Python Challenge,” a community-driven initiative aimed at curbing the python population. Since its inception in 2013, this Challenge has garnered significant success, with participants removing more than 18,000 snakes, many of which were also carrying dozens of eggs. This effort has set the stage for similar initiatives against other invasive species, not just in Florida, but across the Southeast.