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Tue Aug 14, 2012, 06:53 AM

New record set for largest python ever found in FL

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/14/huge-burmese-python-caught-florida

The biggest Burmese python ever caught in Florida, over five metres (17ft) long and weighing 74kg (11st 9lb), has been found in Everglades national park, the University of Florida said on Monday.

The snake was pregnant with 87 eggs, also said to be a record. Scientists said the python's stats show just how pervasive the invasive snakes, which are native to south-east Asia, have become in south Florida.

"It means these snakes are surviving a long time in the wild," said Kenneth Krysko, a snake expert at the Florida Museum of Natural History, where the euthanised snake was brought.

"There's nothing stopping them and the native wildlife are in trouble."

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Reply New record set for largest python ever found in FL (Original post)
MichaelSoE Aug 2012 OP
hlthe2b Aug 2012 #1
wordpix Aug 2012 #5
dipsydoodle Aug 2012 #2
HelenWheels Aug 2012 #3
ornotna Aug 2012 #4
wordpix Aug 2012 #6

Response to MichaelSoE (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 07:03 AM

1. I'm normally very opposed to killing wildlife, but these damned things need to be exterminated.

They've already decimated the native mammal population--including raccoons, possums, and bobcats-- the native panther was already endangered before the introduction. Water birds will be next. Keep these damned things in THEIR native habitat.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:38 PM

5. I agree, why not let the hunters have at it? And let them eat snake

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Response to MichaelSoE (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 07:29 AM

2. Has it been named Monty ?

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Response to MichaelSoE (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 01:38 PM

3. What is 11st 9lb?

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Response to HelenWheels (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 04:09 AM

4. It's British

11 Stone 9 pounds. 1 stone is equal to 14 pounds
2.2 pounds to a kilo
multiply 74 by 2.2
162.8 pounds

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Response to HelenWheels (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:39 PM

6. multiply kg by 2.2 and you'll get pounds

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