17′ Florida Python – The hunt is on for a new record January 13, 2013Posted by tkcollier in Cool photos, Enviroment.
Tags: burmese pythons, Environment, everglades national park, florida everglades, Nature, Python
Some estimate that nearly 150,000 pythons are living in the Florida Everglades. Officials say the Burmese pythons are eating wildlife and with no natural predator, the population is overwhelming. The Everglades have become crowded with the snakes and the pythons have started to move into nearby neighborhoods. Last year, a Burmese python was caught and registered more than 17 feet long and 160 pounds. The catch set a new Everglades National Park record.