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SNAKE INVAISION: Near record python found in Florida Everglades

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SNAKE INVAISION: Near record python found in Florida Everglades

One good thing about living in the frozen north is that we don't have to worry about this. This week a near record python was found in the Florida Everglades. The snake, an eighteen foot two inch long Burmese Python, was killed in the Everglades north of Miami on February 4th.

The female python was just 6 inches short of the record for a python caught in the Florida wild. The Sunshine State is a perfect breeding ground for these large snakes, most likely set lose by overwhelmed pet owners.  Check out these pictures from Reuters.

Previous pythons captured in Florida have been over 17 feet in length, with one snake pregnant with a record setting 87 eggs. The average temperatures in the Everglades this time of year are highs in the mid-80s and lows in the mid-50s, this combined with warm sun, makes a good habitat for these cold blooded creatures to flourish.

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