16-foot python captured in Florida Everglades

- The python population is out of control, but Florida wildlife officials say through their program, they are removing as many as they can.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials said, so far, more than 174 pythons have been caught through their Python Removal Contractor Program. The longest was a female, which was around 16 feet. It was captured in the Florida Everglades.

The Burmese python is not native to Florida, and has been destroying the fragile ecosystem in the state by eating birds, reptiles and sometimes full-grown deer.

Lean more about the contractor program by clicking over to the FWC website.
 

Up Next:


Up Next

  • 16-foot python captured in Florida Everglades
  • Student brought knife that looks like gun to school, authorities say
  • Former NFL player tackles man accused of peering into daughter's window
  • Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs
  • Science, English, math teachers in short supply across Florida
  • Good Samaritan's pickup stolen by crash victim he was trying to help, deputies say
  • Proposed Florida bill would require high school students to take a financial course
  • Haitian eatery dishes up meals for unpaid Miami TSA workers
  • Wawa hiring 1,000 people across Florida in the next three months
  • Bible studies class proposed in Florida as elective