Scientists have found a record-breaking 87 eggs in a 17-foot-17-inch Burmese python—the largest snake ever discovered in Florida.
“A 17.5-foot snake could eat anything it wants,” says Kenneth Krysko, herpetology collection manager at the Florida Museum at the University of Florida.
“By learning what this animal has been eating and its reproductive status, it will hopefully give us insight into how to potentially manage other wild Burmese pythons in the future. It also highlights the actual problem, which is invasive species.”
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