Sunday, February 1, 2015   |   5,014 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat
Find: in

Record-breaking 128lb python caught


Posted on Tuesday, 21 May, 2013 | Comment icon 27 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Wiki

 
The largest Burmese python ever discovered in Florida has been captured and killed in the Everglades.

Considered an invasive species, pythons have been causing so much harm to the Everglades' ecosystem that a hunt was recently sanctioned by authorities in an effort to curb their numbers. The latest find has set a new size record for a python found in the area with a body measuring 18ft 8in and weighing 128lb.

"For about 10 minutes, he was wrapping around my legs, around my arms," said Jason Leon who was responsible for tackling the creature. "I knew that it was a big snake and I've never seen it in the wild. I knew it didn't belong there. I knew they had to be removed so I grabbed it."

"The biggest ever Python snake found in Florida, measuring 18 feet and 8 inches long, has been captured and killed."

  View: Full article |  Source: Daily Mail

  Discuss: View comments (27)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #18 Posted by Lava_Lady on 22 May, 2013, 5:29
Which I am but these came to Hawaii a few years ago and are actually really cool and interesting.
Comment icon #19 Posted by YukiEsmaElite0 on 22 May, 2013, 18:59
it's a snake, so it must be pretty boney. I've never tried it, but I may. Any suggestions?
Comment icon #20 Posted by third_eye on 22 May, 2013, 19:04
take them out on walks softens them up ...
Comment icon #21 Posted by Andromedan Starseed 333 on 22 May, 2013, 21:05
why didn't One just put it to sleep?I mean authorities are killing these animals and yet humans go into their territory and its okay?but when they come no no no lets kill it.lets reverse this scene on humanity think about That!!!
Comment icon #22 Posted by msmike1 on 23 May, 2013, 14:14
These snakes are invasive species plain and simple. Yes, they were imported for the pet trade, but so are a lot of other animals. The hurricane released most of them. A few careless pet owners didn't release enough of these snakes to support a breeding population as vast as is present. These snakes, once they reach a certain size or top of the line predators. The alligator is no longer the top predator in south florida anymore and that is the problem. The everglades are one of the most fragile ecosystems on earth, and introducing another top predator into the mix can be devastating. They h... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by Sundew on 23 May, 2013, 18:36
"Their territory" is S.E. Asia, they don't belong in a Florida ecosystem. The most humane way to kill an ectothermic (cold blooded) creature is to put into a freezer, at least according to some authorities. That could have proven difficult when it is wrapped around you and ticked off. Also, that would be a big freezer!
Comment icon #24 Posted by Artaxerxes on 26 May, 2013, 20:55
If you want to eradicate it start telling people how delicious it is barbecued.
Comment icon #25 Posted by mysticwerewolf on 26 May, 2013, 21:17
the bigger a snake is the tougher they are, barbequed they might be real tough but they are great in a stew or as chili where they have been simmered for a few hours before serving..
Comment icon #26 Posted by Lava_Lady on 27 May, 2013, 2:50
They look like they would have bones like fish, the kind you have to be careful to pick out otherwise they get stuck in your throat.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Evening Star on 31 May, 2013, 9:19
This upsets me. I understand that this particular breed of Python asserts the populations of a select number of mammals (native to South Florida). However, the slaughter of an endangered and perfectly able Python cannot be justified by deeming its breed 'an invasive species'.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Other news in this category
Are spiders capable of keeping count ?
Posted 1-29-2015 | 15 comments
Scientists believe that golden orb-web spiders may be able to count how many insects they've caught....
 
Mystery goop kills birds in San Francisco Bay
Posted 1-23-2015 | 13 comments
Authorities have been struggling to identify a strange goo that's been wreaking havoc on local wildlife....
 
Real-life 'Jaws' forces beach closures
Posted 1-21-2015 | 28 comments
Numerous shark sightings near Newcastle in Australia have been keeping beachgoers out of the water....
 
New species of legless amphibian discovered
Posted 1-18-2015 | 9 comments
A strange new type of amphibian that looks like a snake has been found in the Cambodian rainforest....
 
Zebra stripes camouflage theory challenged
Posted 1-14-2015 | 15 comments
A new study has suggested that a zebra's stripes might actually be used to help it cool down....
 
Gibbons may talk like our ancient ancestors
Posted 1-12-2015 | 11 comments
Gibbons may communicate in a way that is similar to how early humans spoke millions of years ago....
 
Attenborough calls for climate change action
Posted 1-3-2015 | 39 comments
The naturalist believes that world leaders are in denial over the dangers posed by global warming....
 
Birds can sense a tornado over 900km away
Posted 12-20-2014 | 16 comments
A species of warbler was observed evacuating its nest one day in advance of an approaching tornado....
 
Ghostly fish breaks ocean depth record
Posted 12-19-2014 | 12 comments
Scientists have discovered a strange new species of fish living 8,143 meters below the ocean's surface....
 
Are we on the verge of a 6th mass extinction?
Posted 12-16-2014 | 18 comments
Earth could see three quarters of its animal species go extinct within the next few decades....
 
Hikers walk across crystal clear frozen lake
Posted 12-11-2014 | 24 comments
Tomas Nunuk and his friends stepped on to ice so clear that it was like walking on a sheet of glass....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ