2 Large Momma Pythons and Their Nest Full of Eggs Found in Florida Preserve

2 Large Momma Pythons and Their Nest Full of Eggs Found in Florida
2 Large Momma Pythons and Their Nest Full of Eggs Found in Florida Preserve (Image: Screenshot/YouTube/WPLG Local 10)

FWC officers patrolling Florida’s swamps look for invasive Burmese pythons. FWC Officer Matthew Rubenstein wasn’t surprised when asked to remove a nest in Big Cypress National Preserve, but this discovery’s size surprised him.

On July 11, python removal contractor Alex McDuffie found a nest of hatched and unhatched eggs.

McDuffie noticed a small python appeared newly hatched. Then he found a nest. He called Officer Rubenstein and they started gathering up the snakes.

A female Burmese python with 23 unhatched eggs and 18 hatchlings was found. A nearby empty nest area was also found.

McDuffie decided to return the next evening to ensure the area was snake-free. That was NOT the case.

McDuffie was able to eradicate a 2nd fertile female that was 17 feet, 6 inches in length.

According to the FWC, the snakes and unhatched eggs were given over to Big Cypress National Preserve.

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