The Southwest Florida Conservancy confirmed last week that a massive five-meter, 216-pound Burmese Python had been captured in Florida.
According to the company, it is the most majestic animal ever captured in the American state. Two years ago a large specimen measuring 5.71 meters in length was discovered. But he weighed less than half that at 103 pounds.
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A huge snake was caught in the Everglades area in December and turned into an euthanasia. It was kept in the freezer until the autopsy in April. During this time, biologists from the Conservative of Southwest Florida discovered that the animal had 122 eggs, breaking another record.
“The elimination of female pythons plays a key role in disrupting the reproductive cycle of these top carnivores, which are destroying the Everglades ecosystem and taking food resources from other native species,” said Ian Bartoszek, a wildlife biologist and ecology project manager. Company. “This is a wildlife problem of our time for South Florida.”
Since 2013, the company has removed more than 1,000 pythons from South Florida.