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

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

Miami : FL : USA | Aug 14, 2012 at 5:03 AM PDT
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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.

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