My God, would you look at that thing? Or don’t, because it’s pretty gross.
The biggest Burmese python ever caught in Florida — 17 feet, 7 inches and 164½ pounds — was found in Everglades National Park. It was carrying 87 eggs, and feathers in its stomach were used to determine the type of wildlife it was eating.
“A 17½-foot snake could eat anything it wants,” said a snake expert.
Tens of thousands of Burmese pythons are believed to be living in the Everglades, where they thrive in the warm, humid climate. While many were apparently released by their owners, others may have escaped from pet shops during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and have been reproducing ever since.
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(Photo by Kristen Grace / University of Florida)