Animals

Largest Burmese Python Found in Everglades Measures 17 Feet, Has 87 Eggs Inside

See also "Feds Likely to Face Face Legal Battle Over Burmese Python Ban" and "Are Burmese Pythons Slithering, Destructive Force?"

The University of Florida announced a startling discovery Monday: A 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python had been pulled from the Everglades. The record-setting reptile weighed 165 pounds and was "about a foot wide."

Worst of all: Scientists removed 87 eggs from the animal's innards.

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