Florida Conservationists Capture 215-Pound Python, Heaviest Found in State

CNN — It’s huge, invasive and covered in scales: A record-breaking 215-pound, 18-foot-long Burmese python was captured in Florida. The python is the heaviest ever caught in the state, Southwest Florida Conservancy announced on Wednesday. The massive reptile was captured by The Conservancy as part of its Burmese python invasive research program. Biologists found the … Read more

Caught! Record-breaking 18-foot Burmese python pulled from Collier County wilderness

Biologists from The Nature Conservancy captured the The largest Burmese python ever found in the Florida Everglades: A nearly 18-foot-long, 215-pound female loaded with 122 eggs. the record invasive snake it was deep in the brush on Picayune Strand in Collier County, where a radio-equipped male “scout” snake named Dion led investigators to it. Although … Read more