• Record-setting 140-pound, 17-foot python captured in South Florida

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    MIAMI - Researchers captured a record-setting 140-pound, 17-foot female python in Big Cypress National Preserve, officials with the park said Friday.

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    Researchers are tracking male pythons with radio transmitters to find breeding females. They then capture and remove the females.


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    This nest had 73 developing eggs.

    The teams have removed several breeding females over the last few months from the national preserve using this method.

     


     

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