Record-Breaking Python Captured

 

Trappers at the Big Cypress National Preserve confirm that they just caught the largest python ever found slithering through the swamp.

The 17-foot, 140-pound snake was carrying more than 70 developing eggs when she was found.

Trappers used a new technique to find the super-sized snake.

They outfit male pythons with radio transmitters so they can locate breeding females.

The invasion of the non-native snake species is blamed for killing many small deer and other animals usually found in the sprawling preserve.

Image courtesy Big Cypress National Preserve

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