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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Record-setting Burmese python captured in Miami-Dade County Florida

The Burmese python is an invasive species that has negative impacts on the Everglades ecosystem and its native wildlife. The FWC actively coordinates with local, state and federal partners, including university researchers, native tribes and nongovernmental organizations, on the research, management and capture of pythons.

FWC News: Record-setting Burmese python captured in Miami-Dade Co.:
A Miami man has caught and killed the longest Burmese python ever captured in Florida: 18 feet, 8 inches. The python was a 128-pound female that was not carrying eggs, according to University of Florida scientists who examined the snake. The previous record length for a Burmese python captured in the wild in Florida was 17 feet, 7 inches. . . . (read more at link above)

A big, big snake!

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