Nature & Environment
Gigantic 15-foot Burmese python filmed crossing a road in Florida
By T.K. Randall
January 11, 2023 · 6 comments
That's one big snake... Image Credit: Instagram / @kym_clark
The enormous snake was recently captured on camera when Everglades visitor Kymberly Clark came across it.
Measuring over 15ft in length, the gargantuan Burmese python ended up making headline news when Clark took video footage of the animal and posted it up on social media.
Before long, multiple news networks had picked up the story.
The species was first introduced in the Everglades in the 1980s and has since gained a significant foothold, resulting in a major decline in raccoons, opossums and bobcats as well as the near total disappearance of some rabbit and fox species.
Wildlife officials have since spent years attempting to remove the reptiles from the region.
Last year, a record-breaking female python weighing 13.6 kg and measuring 17.7 feet in length was caught after another python - a male - was used to lure it out of its hiding place.
Another, which was thought to measure 18 feet in length, had also been caught in the area two years prior.
Source: NBC Miami
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