A Florida snake record was broken today when researchers recaptured a giant Burmese python that they had tagged and released back into the wild earlier this year.
The record breaking python was measured at 17 feet 7 inches and weighed a whooping 164.5 pounds. This is the biggest snake ever caught in the United States of America.
Monstrous Burmese Python Caught
They killed the snake and discovered over 87 eggs inside of it which is also a Florida record. The python population is out of control in the Everglades as some experts estimate that there could be over 100,000 of these huge snakes in the wild.
Research shows a drastic drop over the last decade of all of the small mammals in the area. These pythons are running out of food and reproducing and growing beyond control and will destroy the wildlife if something isn’t done.
Officials are planning to take some sort of action against these snakes as something must be done before it’s too late.