Python Hunters Use Male Snakes to Find HUGE Female in Everglades

first_imgA new approach to tracking snakes is credited with a record-breaking catch in the Everglades.Big Cypress National Preserve announced, Friday, that it caught a female python that measured 17-feet and weighed 140 pounds and was pregnant with 73 babies.The female was euthanized and the eggs removed.This is the biggest female #python ever captured in the Everglades’ Big Cypress, researchers say @[Big Cypress National Preserve]— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) April 6, 2019 It’s the largest python ever removed from the preserve, and it was found by equipping male pythons with radio transmitters which led them to the female breeding grounds. Pythons are an invasive species introduced into the wild Everglades by pet owners.The snakes have no natural predators and pose a danger to native animals.last_img

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