Giant Burmese Python Found In Florida Set Records For Size 16-Foot, 8-Inch


ORLANDO, Florida - A Burmese python begin in Florida set annal as the better such snake anytime captured in the accompaniment at 17-feet, 7-inches (5.36 metres) and the best abounding reproducer accustomed a almanac amount of 87 eggs, according to researchers.

The antecedent Florida almanac setters were a 16-foot, 8-inch python (5.08 metres) and 85 eggs.

"It was huge," said Paul Ramey, agent for the Florida Accustomed History Museum at the University of Florida in Gainesville. To accomplish the necropsy, advisers "had to put three tables calm and it took at
atomic four bodies to aces it up and get it on the tables," Ramey said on Tuesday.

Burmese pythons are built-in to Southeast Asia. The snake was captured in April in the Everglades National Park by advisers belief the appulse of the pythons on built-in species. The eggs were apparent on Friday, university advisers said in a statement.

Ramey said Burmese pythons, which accept no accustomed predators in Florida, became accustomed in the accompaniment in 2000. Antecedent studies bent that Florida has the world's affliction invasive bastard and amphibian problem, he said.

Part of the python aggression is attributed to pet owners auctioning alien pets back the creatures become too difficult to administer at home.

Ramey said Burmese pythons in the agrarian in Asia are accepted to ability 20 to 25 anxiety (6 to 7.6 metres) in length, so advisers absolutely apprehend that eventually addition will acquisition a 20-foot Burmese python in Florida.

After advisers accomplishment with the snake, the skeleton or bark of its about 165-pound (75-kg) body is accepted to be placed on accessible display, Ramey said.

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