A 17’7” Burmese python caught in the Everglades, Florida
Linkedin

A 17’7” Burmese python caught in the Everglades, Florida

Miami : FL : USA | Aug 14, 2012 at 5:03 AM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
python opens its jaws

The discovery of a giant Burmese python in the Everglades National Park, Florida has come as a major source of worry for environmentalists.

The reptile is said to be the biggest one seen in the region and measures 17ft 7in (5.18m) in length, weighs 164lb (74kg) and it had 87 eggs in it – a record of sorts.

This has been reported in bbc.com of dated 14th of August 2012.

These non-native pythons have been responsible for the huge decline of mammals in Florida's Everglades and, in the opinion of experts, these snakes of South Asia have adapted admirably to the alien surroundings.

The survival of such species spells doom for other species because pythons are known to have swallowed animals as large as deer and alligators.

The snake would be displayed at the museum on the University of Florida campus for five years.

Some more popular recent and interesting reports –

Wildfire plays havoc in Canary Islands as 4700 flee to safety

US Navy ship damaged after collision with M/V Otowasan in Strait of Hormuz

2012 London Olympics close - Prince Harry waves goodbye to the participants

Chopper of Seven Network rescues a fisherman from a hammerhead shark

Prince William to miss 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony because of call of duty

Terrorist attack in Sikh gurdwara in Milwaukee, Wisconsin leaves behind 7 dead

NASA’s 7-minutes of terror as it waits for ‘Curiosity’ to land on Mars

Is Macaulay Culkin, the child star of ‘Home Alone’, a drug addict today?

Carcass of a ‘monster’ washes up on New York beach

Barack Obama speaks out on gun use after the midnight massacre in Aurora

1 of 2
Next
everglades national park swamp
view of the everglades national park swamp
prabirghose is based in Nāshik, Maharashtra, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.