Are Pythons and the Everglades a Stand [Slither] In for All Invasive Species? » bigpython3 credit UFL

Three of 87 eggs from the Burmese python
Credit: Kristen Grace, University of Florida

University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko displays eggs found in the largest Burmese python from Florida to date. Florida Museum of Natural History researchers examined the internal anatomy of the 17-foot-7-inch snake Friday and found a state record 87 eggs in the python’s oviducts. An invasive species and one of the deadliest and most competitive predators in South Florida, the Burmese python was first found in the Everglades in 1979. Kristen Grace/Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida photo taken Aug. 10 by Kristen Grace


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