Woah: Record-Breaking Burmese Python in Florida Reportedly Had Hoofs in Stomach & Was Carrying 122 Eggs

Woah: Record-Breaking Burmese Python in Florida Reportedly Had Hoofs in Stomach & Was Carrying 122 Eggs
Record-breaking python caught in Florida measured in at 17.7 feet, 215 pounds (Image: Screenshot/YouTube/FOX4NOW)

Record-breaking python caught in Florida measured in at 17.7 feet, 215 pounds

A massive Burmese python, the largest ever discovered in the Florida Everglades, was discovered with hoofs in its stomach and 122 eggs in its belly.

According to National Geographic, the snake was nearly 18 feet long and weighed 215 pounds. Burmese pythons can grow to be 8 to 10 feet long on average, but they can grow much significantly bigger in rare instances.

A necropsy revealed that the female snake had hooves in her digestive system, indicating that her last meal would have been most likely a white tailed deer.

The snake also had a “record number” of 122 eggs, suggesting that she was a reproductively active female—exactly what research teams were looking for.

When the researchers first took the female’s weight, they were “near speechless.”

“I’m reading 215 pounds,” Ian Bartoszek, a wildlife biologist and project manager, said at the time of the discovery. “Wow.”

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