Portly python: heaviest-ever snake captured in Florida tips scales at 215lbs
A team of biologists recently hauled in the heaviest Burmese python ever captured in Florida, officials said. The discovery was part of the states python removal program.
The female python weighed in at 215 pounds (98 kg), was nearly 18ft long (5 metres) and had 122 developing eggs, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida said in a news release.
The team used radio transmitters implanted into male scout snakes to study python movements, breeding behaviors and habitat use, said Ian Bartoszek, wildlife biologist and environmental science project manager for the conservancys program.
How do you find the needle in the haystack? You could use a magnet, and in a similar way our male scout snakes are attracted to the biggest females around, Bartoszek said.
The team used a scout snake named Dionysus or Dion for short in an area of the western Everglades.
She been eatin' good in the neighborhood!
I think I saw this snake before, but it was much heavier then.
Nice to know we could use this technology if we ever wanted republican men to find a missing Bobo Boebert though.