Largest Burmese Python Caught in Florida is 18 Feet Long, Weighs a Whopping 97kg
A team of wildlife biologists in the US has discovered and managed to capture the largest ever Burmese python found in the state of Florida
The female serpent, measuring nearly 18 feet in length, weighed 215 pounds or approx. 97.5 kg and was found to be carrying 112 eggs
The python was caught by biologists from the Conservancy of Southwest Florida in the Everglades wetland area in December last year
However, zeroing in on the largest reptile wasn’t easy for the researchers
As part of their research program,
the biologists implant radio transmitters in their male ‘scout’ snakes and monitor their breeding behaviours, movements, and habitat u
These scout snakes help the researchers spot breeding aggregations and huge reproductive female snakes
How do you find the needle in the haystack?
You could use a magnet, and in a similar way
our male scout snakes are attracted to the biggest females around,” said Ian Bartoszek,
wildlife biologist and environmental science project manager for the conservancy
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