An 18-foot Burmese Python was captured in the Florida Everglades and dissected by a team of scientists who were amazed at what they found.
A scientist named Rosie Moore shared the video on her instagram and added: “One of the largest snakes in the world, the Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) was roughly 18 feet long and had eaten an alligator that was 5 feet long. In Florida, Burmese pythons are required to be euthanized. This Python was euthanized by those who found it, and then sent to a research lab for necropsies and scientific samples.
The Burmese python has successfully invaded ecologically sensitive areas such as Everglades National Park due to its long life span and rapid reproduction due to the subtropical environment of South Florida. Because of their wide dietary preferences, pythons pose a threat to a variety of wildlife.”
Another snake hunter in south Florida named Mike has posted a number of photos featuring captured Pythons with gators in their stomachs. Saying they are now becoming a ‘good source’ of food for the invasive snakes.
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