Biggest python EVER: Snake found in Florida Everglades had 73 eggs

Biggest python ever found

HUGE A record-setting python has been found in Florida

Male pythons are tagged with radio transmitters, allowing researchers to track the male as it moves toward breeding females.

A 140-pound female python measuring 17 feet in length was captured in the Florida Everglades - the largest snake ever to be caught at Big Cypress National Preserve.

The pythons in the Everglades and in the Big Cypress National Preserve have had a profound impact on the environment, which is primary reason for trying to find a way eliminate or control their population.

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The team said it collects data, comes with new removal tools and learns about how the snakes are using the reserve. The South Florida Water Management District said that female measured 17 feet, 1 inch long and weighed 132 pounds. Rita Garcia, a spokesperson for the Big Cypress National Preserve, said the eggs were destroyed and the snake was euthanized. In their native lands, the snakes commonly reach 18 feet and can exceed 20 feet.

The Burmese python is one of the largest snakes in the world. Burmese pythons were introduced to Florida through escaped or released pets, and now they are a presence in the Everglades, feeding on native wildlife.

"Haven't seen any deer or small animals for several years in the Big Cypress", a Facebook user commented on the park's post.

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State wildlife officials estimate there are as many as 100,000 pythons living in the vast swamps outside Miami.

In 2017, two renowned snake catchers from India's mountain-dwelling Irula tribe bagged only 33 pythons after chanting across the Everglades for two months.

Other efforts to remove pythons have proved less successful.

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