Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A new record size for south Florida Pythons


News outlets are reporting a large  Burmese python discovered in the Florida Everglades is the largest found to date in southern Florida. The past record, for the longest python found in the area 17 ft, 7 inches. It was found in May 2012 and was a gravid female containing 87 eggs, and weighed about 164 lbs. The female snake discovered yesterday (02/04/2014) was found by Bobby Hill, the python control officer for the South Florida Water Management District on Tuesday. The Florida Fish and Wild Conservation Commission reported that today's snake measured 18 ft 8 ins and weighed 128 lbs.

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