Biggest Python Snake in the World: 17-foot long found in Florida Everglades, which is the largest snake found in 2012
The biggest python in the world is 17 foot long and was ready to lay 87 eggs. It was discovered in the Florida Everglades and if you are afraid of snakes, this discovery will make your Ophidiophobia even worse…
The largest snake of the python species is 17 foot and 7-inches long, is weighs 164 pounds and carried 87 eggs in its oviducts, that being a new state record! What happened to the monster? Let’s find out together.
A team of scientists from Florida has made a really exciting discovery! A huge Burmese python, measuring 17-feet and 7-inches (5.3 meters) and weighing 164-1/2 pounds. Moreover, the huge creature was pregnant with no less than 87 eggs. The monster was discovered was found in the Everglades National Park, and it’s size proves just how well this Southeast Asian species is doing in South Florida.
The pythons have no known natural predators, so for all we know, they are just one lean, mean killing machine! This lovely exemplary of the biggest Python was put to sleep and taken to the University of Florida for investigations as to what the species eat from the local fauna, and to try to find out more about how they could put a stop to the growing numbers of this killer species.
The python had feathers in its stomach and those who performed the autopsy to identify the types of wildlife this patient was eating. This type of snakes are constrictors, meaning they kill their prey by coiling around it and chocking it to death. They have also been known to swallow animals as large as deers, kangaroos and alligators. See here a snake eating an alligator and exploding.
Rob Robins, a biologist at the Florida Museum of Natural History, said that the snakes are very hard to catch, and that since they have established themselves in the Everglades, they will soon be impossible to eradicate.
The humongous female python was discovered in the Everglades National Park and was deposited since May in a freezer at the museum. It wasn’t only till August 2012, till a team of researchers at the museum autopsied it in order to study its internal anatomy,and discover the whooping 87 eggs.
See more pictures of the giant 17 foot long Burmese python below:
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(new views system) | Written with love and coolness by Marius on August 14, 2012 in World's Biggest Things
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