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Reclaiming The Everglades: Nightime Python Hunt


One (1) Python Hunt adventure with professional Amy Siewe to catch invasive Burmese Pythons for up to two (2) people

One Windley shoulder bag in platinum actually used in NBC Python Hunting Comedy Series, “Killing It”  from BSWANKY and an exclusive atelier and gallery experience for 10 people. 


Native to Southeast Asia, the non-venomous Burmese python is one of the largest species of snakes, capable of growing to a length of 16 feet. It is an excellent swimmer and needs a permanent source of water, favoring swamps, grasslands and marshes.

In 1992, Hurricane Andrew was responsible for the destruction of a python-breeding facility and zoo in Dade county, causing these snakes to escape, spread and populate areas in the Everglades. Pythons eat many different kinds of animals, and studies show that pythons could very well be responsible for Everglades National Park’s mammal populations declining very sharply in number; these non-native, highly-intuitive predators have the biological upperhand and are rapidly taking over the native species in the Everglades ecosystem. Over 1,300 pythons have been captured to date, although the threat posed by them is still acute.


The winning bidder on this lot will have the chance to catch invasive Burmese pythons on a night hunt in the Everglades. Amy Siewe is a Professional Python Hunter contracted by the South Florida Water Management District to capture and euthanize the invasive Burmese Pythons that are now the apex predators in South Florida. Bid high and do your part for the preservation of Florida’s unique marine habitat!

The genuine Everglades python shoulder bag in Platinum is created with sustainable skills from the invasive Florida Burmese python. This limited-edition work of art is handcrafted with the finest complimenting pearled platinum Italian lambskin interior featuring royal contrast stitching and hand finished edges. The thoughtfully designed interior boasts one perfectly placed pocket and a beautifully showcased gold square beveled magnet closure. Featuring a signature statement gold chain available in custom lengths and finished off with custom created tassels, this bag is sure to be the attention getter of the season.  Complete with sewn in serial numbered tag, Signed Certificate of Authenticity & Custom Satin Cover.

A behind the scenes BSWANKY Atelier & Gallery Tour Bubbles and Bags Event for up to 10 people. An exclusive reservation to engage with the creative designer Gretchen Bauer and the women artisans with elevate our luxury accessories through their unique artistic vision.


INSIDER’S INFO: Python Hunt is subject to mutually agreeable dates and must be redeemed by December 31, 2022. Hunt is available April through October. All hunts are live captures by hand, including some tools but excluding firearms. There is no guarantee that a python will be caught. The hunt will start around dusk and go past midnight. This package does not include incidental expenses, airfare, hotel accommodations or ground transportation to the Everglades.  Gallery and Atelier experience to be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date for up to 10 people .


DONOR: Amy Siewe and BSWANKY