Python Huntress
Guided Python Hunts

This is the real deal.  Experience what it’s like to hunt with The Python Huntress!  Amy will take you to one of her hunting spots in the Everglades only accessible by boat.  You will be jungle busting through the islands to find the elusive and invasive Burmese pythons. This is not for the faint of heart!  

BONUS:   Amy will give you tips, strategies and tricks of the trade. Pay for a guided hunt once, and then hunt pythons yourself!

Better than the Rest!

20201208_172938.jpg

Details:


Cost: $1500 for up to 3 people. If you have more in your party, please contact Amy. 50% non-refundable deposit due at booking. 

 

Dates:  December 1st-April 1st. Limited space fills up fast!

Click 'Contact Amy' at the bottom and we will call you to schedule.

 

Location:

Port of the Islands Marina, Naples Florida

525 Newport Dr, Naples, FL 34114

OR

Everglades Holiday Park, Ft. Lauderdale

21940 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332

 

Time: All weather dependent.  The hunt will last 4-6 hours.  May start as early as 8AM.  Details will be discussed prior to the hunt.

 

Lodging: We require our guests to be responsible for their lodging and meals. 

 

Attire: Long sleeves, outdoor or hiking pants, hiking boots, hat or visor, work gloves.  Jeans are NOT recommended.  Boots may get wet.  Possibility for clothing to be torn on branches. Ladies:  Leggings are NOT recommended.  They don’t provide enough protection from the branches and thorns.  Please make sure your ankles are covered.

Keeping your catch:

There is a small possibility that you may not be able to keep the pythons you catch.  Because they are invasive species, some areas require them to be turned in for research purposes.  If you cannot keep the python, you can purchase a skin from a python of similar size.  

If the python can be kept, it can be skinned and tanned for a fee. 

*Python meat is not recommended to eat due to the possible mercury content.

Other Info:

No alcohol, cigarettes or cigars on the hunt

No guarantee a python will be caught 

Gratuity: 15-20% (appreciated)!!

Contact Amy to get more details and have any questions answered.  For security purposes, the phone number can't be published.  Please click 'Contact Amy' below to send an email to ask questions, 

schedule a call, and book your trip!

20210119_110454.jpg
20210122_095726-2.jpg
20210122_095726-2.jpg

About Amy

I have caught over 400 pythons, won 2nd place in the python bowl, and have been featured on the news, podcasts, magazine articles, and documentaries. The biggest python I caught was 17'3, 110 pounds, and I caught her by myself! I donate python hunts in auctions to raise money for quite a few charities, and to date have raised $285,400.  I figured out how to skin and tan the pythons...a compilation of comedic trial and error that could be a hysterical mini-series.   I have my own product line of leather products, and I make the ONLY Apple watch bands in the WORLD that are made of Florida python skin. I have to say, I feel pretty good about how far I have come in a relatively short amount of time. There is much more to do though, and this is only the beginning!

The Boat Ride

Jungle Busting

20200721_025939.jpg

My 17 Foot Python

I caught this giant girl by myself on a hot summer night.  She was 17'3, weighed 110 pounds, and measured 24 inches around her belly.  Even though she was huge, she wasn't a record, but she is my personal best so far!  The record for the longest Burmese Python caught in Florida is 18'9.

How I Became A Python Hunter

In 2019, I was a real estate broker with a very successful business that I had built over 13 years.   When I learned that there was a python problem in Florida, I had to check it out because I have always had an obsessive passion for snakes and reptiles.  I scheduled a 3 week Florida vacation with my boyfriend, Dave, to see what it was all about.  I connected with a professional python hunter, Donna Kalil, and she took us on a hunt.  We caught a beautiful 9-foot python.  It was absolutely the best day ever!  I was totally hooked.  We went back to Indiana (it was -30 with the wind chill) and I told Dave that I had to move to Florida to figure out how to become a python hunter.  He said he knew before I did that we would be moving, but he had a business to run in Indiana and he would be down as soon as he could.  Because I have so much experience and knowledge of pythons and herpetology in general, I thought that my crazy passion could finally be more than just a hobby.  I could use it to help protect and preserve the Florida Everglades. Less than two months after we came back from that vacation, I moved to Miami by myself.  I had no job, no idea about how to be hired or if they were hiring, (the government was on a freeze so no one was working), and I knew no one. I rented a room from some guy online and I had to share a bathroom with his dad.  Yeah.  On paper it’s ridiculous.  In my heart, I somehow knew it was what I needed to do.  I was more sure of that than anything in my life.  It was the best decision I have ever made and I am so grateful every day that I trusted my intuition and took that crazy leap.

Why Snakes???

One thing people ALWAYS ask me is, 'Why Snakes'?  And I have to say...I have no idea.  It’s this crazy fascination that I have had ever since my dad took me to a creek when I was little. He taught me how to catch fish, frogs, crawdads, and snakes.  My fascination with snakes started then and it's been my passion ever since.   It’s almost like the musician who can naturally hear and play notes, or an interior decorator who can easily put together a room, it’s just how I was born.  Sometimes I wonder why it couldn’t have been kittens or puppies or something a little more normal, but it’s snakes!

 

Snakes have always been a part of my world.  I was a volunteer at the Toledo Zoo in college, a breeder, an educator, an exotic pet store manager, and an exotic vet tech and I have traveled to many places to find, observe and enjoy them.  Becoming a python hunter just seemed like a logical next step.