“The biggest Burmese python ever caught in Florida’s wild has been captured in the Everglades, US scientists say.
The snake measuring 17ft 7in (5.18m) and weighing 164lb (74kg) was found in Everglades National Park, the University of Florida announced.
The python – now dead – was pregnant with 87 eggs, also believed to be a record.”
I don’t know a lot about pythons but I thought it might be an endangered species and checked. It is. In its native habitat its numbers are plunging. So why is the USA killing them off? Because it eats birds and mammals in the Florida Everglades. If ever there was a reason to deport a species back to its native land this is it.