A record setting Burmese Python has been discovered in the Florida Everglades measuring 17 feet 7 inches, and weighing around 160 pounds. Oh, and it just so happens she was pregnant and carry 87 eggs.
The Burmese Python is indigenous to Southeast Asia, and is considered an invasive reptile in Florida, and North America. The reptiles are adapting and living quite well in Florida due to the lack of natural predators, and the climate.
The population of Burmese Python’s are growing so fast that on any given day you can head out onto the Florida Everglades and find one. Estimates have the population in the Hundreds of thousands.
With this female having been carrying 87 eggs alone its no wonder how the species is able to take off at such an alarming rate.
According to Ocala.com the snake beats the oldest record for the longest snake ever discovered in Florida which was just over 16 feet, as well as having the most eggs which was 85.
The University and the Florida Museum of Natural Science are dissecting the reptile so that they can gain a better idea into how to stop the spread of the invasive Burmese Python.