The biggest Burmese python ever caught in Florida has been measured at 17ft and weighing 12st.
The snake was pregnant with 87 eggs - also said to be a record...... Scientists said the python's stats show just how pervasive the invasive snakes, which are native to Southeast Asia, have become in south Florida.
"It means these snakes are surviving a long time in the wild," said Kenneth Krysko, a snake expert at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
"There's nothing stopping them and the native wildlife are in trouble."
Post by freemindssanctuary on Aug 16, 2012 15:28:33 GMT -1
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Blame the idiots who buy them as pets then release them into the wild when they get too big. They are not indiginous species and eat the local wildlife thus endangering the eco-system of that area. The zoos are full. What else can they do but euthanise these beautiful creatures.