Pythons In The Everglades

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Super-sized snake caught in Everglades National Park

A large python, perhaps the second largest ever recovered from Everglades National Park, was captured by python research who often works within the park.

The python caught in July was taken on the Shark Valley tram road and once extended was 18 feet and 3 inches long; that is only four inches off the record setting 18 foot 7 inches snake that was discovered in 2013. Whether this is a Florida record is unknown because only snakes captured inside the park are tracked officially.

The Burmese pythons are an invasive species that are wreaking havoc on the habitat of the everglades. As these reptiles have no natural predators in the area they are thriving and decimating the native small mammals

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