A Record-Breaking Burmese Python — as Long as a Giraffe is Tall — Caught in Florida

According to multiple reports, a record-breaking Burmese python, measuring as long as a giraffe is tall, was caught in Florida on July 10, 2023. The snake was captured by a Florida duo known as the “Glades Boys” in the Big Cypress National Preserve and verified by a local environmental conservancy.

The python, which measured 19 feet long and weighed 125 pounds, is the longest-ever recorded in Florida, according to CBS News. The invasive species is known to wreak havoc on the state’s native animal populations, and hunters and residents alike do not need a permit to kill them.

Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia but have become an invasive species in Florida, where they have no natural predators and can grow to enormous sizes. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, they pose a significant threat to the state’s ecosystem and are responsible for the decline of many native species.

The record-breaking python caught by the Glades Boys is not the first of its kind to be captured in Florida. In June 2022, the Conservancy caught a Burmese python weighing 215 pounds, setting the record for the heaviest Burmese python ever captured, according to WSHU.

The capture of the record-breaking python has drawn attention to the ongoing problem of invasive species in Florida and the efforts to combat them. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has encouraged residents to report sightings of Burmese pythons and other invasive species and has implemented a program to train hunters to capture and remove the snakes from the wild.

The Glades Boys, who captured the record-breaking python, have also been praised for helping control the population of invasive species in Florida. Their capture of the massive

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply