Largest Python Found in Everglades Packed a Secret

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Big Cypress National Preserve says on its Facebook page that one of the males was nearby the massive female python.

Wildlife managers were using male pythons attached with radio transmitters to track down breeding females in an effort to remove the invasive snakes. Rita Garcia, a spokeswoman for Big Cypress Preserve, said the eggs were destroyed and the snake was euthanized.

"The team not only removes the invasive snakes, but collects data for research, develop new removal tools, and learn how the pythons are using the Preserve", FWC officials wrote in a statement on Facebook announcing the catch.

A team at Big Cypress National Preserve caught a 17-foot 140-pound female python, the longest python ever caught in the Everglades, the Guardian reports.

She was captured after officials said pythons had to be rounded-up to stop their numbers getting out of control.

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It outstretched the previous record of 17ft 1in for a python removed from the Everglades and weighed in eight pounds heavier than the...

In a first, scientists have captured a female python that was more than 17-feet-long.

Burmese pythons pose "significant threats" to the native wildlife in the preserve, located about 125 kilometres west of Miami, in south Florida.

Burmese pythons caught in Florida are often 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) long, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The Resource Management staff would like to thank all of the Preseve divisions that have supported the python program.

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