Officials said, a group of biologists have hauled the heaviest Burmese python ever captured in Florida. The female python measured just under 5 metres and weighed 215 pounds or 98 kilograms. The conservancy of Southwest Florida said the snake had 122 developing eggs.
The team was using radio transmitters transplanted in male snakes to study their movements. Breeding behaviours and habitat use. Ian Bartoszek a wildlife biologist and environmental science project manager for the conservancy’s program said “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,
The team followed a scout snake named Dionysus in the area of the western everglades. National Geographic documented the discovery, displaying the continued impact of the invasive python. They are known for their rapid reproduction and depletion of native wildlife.
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