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PostSubject: Florida Everglades - Burmese Python 17'7" (5.3 meters), 87 eggs   Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:44 pm

A double record-setting Burmese python has been found in the Florida Everglades.



At 17 feet, 7 inches (5.3 meters) in length, it is the largest snake of its kind found in the state and it was carrying a record 87 eggs. Scientists say the finding highlights how dangerously comfortable the invasive species has become in its new home.

"This thing is monstrous, it's about a foot wide," said Kenneth Krysko, of the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida. "It means these snakes are surviving a long time in the wild, there's nothing stopping them and the native wildlife are in trouble."

The giant female python was discovered in the Everglades National Park and had been stored since May in a freezer at the museum; on Friday, researchers at the museum studied its internal anatomy, making the wild discovery.

Florida is the world capital for invasive reptiles and amphibians, and the Burmese python, native to Southeast Asia, is one of the state's most prominent new residents. The snake was introduced to Florida by the exotic pet trade three decades ago and is now one of the region's deadliest and most competitive predators. [See Photos of Record Burmese Python]

"They were here 25 years ago, but in very low numbers and it was difficult to find one because of their cryptic behavior," Krysko said in a statement from the University of Florida. "Now, you can go out to the Everglades nearly any day of the week and find a Burmese python. We've found 14 in a single day."

Officials worry that the snakes pose a threat to humans, as well as to native, endangered species, which turn up in the pythons' stomachs. This record-breaking, 164.5-pound (75-kg) specimen found in Everglades National Park had feathers in its belly that will be identified by museum ornithologists, the researchers said. Research published this year suggested the pythons are not only eating the Everglades' birds but they're also snatching, and likely swallowing whole birds' eggs.

Population estimates for the Burmese python in Florida range from the thousands to hundreds of thousands, the researchers said. Studying this massive female specimen with dozens of babies on board could help scientists understand how to curb the spread of the python and other invasive animals.

"By learning what this animal has been eating and its reproductive status, it will hopefully give us insight into how to potentially manage other wild Burmese pythons in the future," Krysko said.

Previous state records for Burmese pythons found in the wild were 16.8 feet (5.1 meters) long and 85 eggs, the researchers said.

http://news.yahoo.com/holy-herpetology-burmese-python-found-record-87-eggs-193035561.html

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PostSubject: Re: Florida Everglades - Burmese Python 17'7" (5.3 meters), 87 eggs   Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:47 pm

They will never get rid of those snakes. Pan handle is the perfect place for them.

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PostSubject: Re: Florida Everglades - Burmese Python 17'7" (5.3 meters), 87 eggs   Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:46 am

maybe we can film "snakes in the glades" a documentary reality tv type show and have birdman eater of snakes hunt and manhandle these massive snakes. We would need wolf as the know it all fat guy that breathes heavy when sitting

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PostSubject: Re: Florida Everglades - Burmese Python 17'7" (5.3 meters), 87 eggs   Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:37 pm

lol cubua, isaw this, i read that they put a gps in it and tracked it for like 10 days efore recapturing it .

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PostSubject: Re: Florida Everglades - Burmese Python 17'7" (5.3 meters), 87 eggs   Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:48 pm

Pythons straight runnin shit over there

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PostSubject: Re: Florida Everglades - Burmese Python 17'7" (5.3 meters), 87 eggs   Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:56 pm

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They will never get rid of those snakes. Pan handle is the perfect place for them.
It is the perfect habitat for them down there.

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PostSubject: Re: Florida Everglades - Burmese Python 17'7" (5.3 meters), 87 eggs   Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:09 am

Lol what? Not this again

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PostSubject: florida everglades   Sat May 11, 2013 7:35 am

The Everglades, also known as the River of Grass, is one of South Florida's most treasured areas. It is an area still full of wonder and mystery. This place is wonder for the trip but also popular due to the numerous of snakes...This is one of the reason that's why most of the people not prefers to go at this places....
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PostSubject: Re: Florida Everglades - Burmese Python 17'7" (5.3 meters), 87 eggs   Sat May 11, 2013 3:50 pm

Haha

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PostSubject: Re: Florida Everglades - Burmese Python 17'7" (5.3 meters), 87 eggs   Sat May 11, 2013 9:57 pm

Did anyone else notice how the english started off above average and then went way south in a hurry?

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PostSubject: Re: Florida Everglades - Burmese Python 17'7" (5.3 meters), 87 eggs   Sat May 11, 2013 11:11 pm

Ludo wrote:
Did anyone else notice how the english started off above average and then went way south in a hurry?

I did and that's pretty bad. It was still funny, but I was hoping a 20ft snake had eaten a dog.
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PostSubject: Re: Florida Everglades - Burmese Python 17'7" (5.3 meters), 87 eggs   Sun May 12, 2013 8:19 pm

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Ludo wrote:
Did anyone else notice how the english started off above average and then went way south in a hurry?

I did and that's pretty bad. It was still funny, but I was hoping a 20ft snake had eaten a dog.
i mean... AT LEAST!

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