A Snake In the Grass…

…and we’re not talking about Barclays bankers.

“The biggest Burmese python ever caught in Florida — 17 feet, 7 inches (5.18 metres) long and 164 1/2 pounds (74.4 kilograms) — was found in Everglades National Park, the University of Florida announced Monday,” the National Post reported today.

It continued, “The snake was pregnant with 87 eggs, also said to be a record. Scientists said the python’s stats show just how pervasive the invasive snakes, which are native to Southeast Asia, have become in South Florida.” “‘It means these snakes are surviving a long time in the wild,’ said Kenneth Krysko, a snake expert at the Florida Museum of Natural History, where the euthanized snake was brought. ‘There’s nothing stopping them and the native wildlife are in trouble.'”

Read the full article and see more stomach-turning pictures here.

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