Monster Python Caught in Everglades: The biggest Burmese python ever found in the Florida Everglades was captured recently, reports the Sun Sentinal.
The monster snake was 17 feet, 7 inches long, and was a foot wide, according to a herpetologist who studied it. The female was carrying 87 eggs, indicating to experts that the invasive snakes are having no problem living long, fruitful lives in the Everglades. That's a real problem for native wildlife.
“A 17.5-foot snake could eat anything it wants," Kenneth Krysko, manager of the Florida Museum of Natural History's herpetology collection, told the Sun Sentinal, which has posted an awesome video of the dissection and egg recovery.
Burmese pythons, native to Southeast Asia, were introduced to the Everglades when someone released their pet.