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18-Foot-Long Monster Python Caught in Florida

The state’s second-largest Burmese python was caught in the Everglades.

Longest Burmese Python Found in Florida

A Florida man found and killed a 18.8-foot Burmese python, which beats out the previous record-holding snake by a foot.

Geography in the News: The Everglades’ Python Solution

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM and Maps.com* Florida’s famous Everglades National Park is experiencing one of its greatest ecological threats. Burmese pythons, which are native to Southeast Asia, are devastating the native wildlife of the Everglades. How the pythons reached South Florida and became a reproducing population of thousands that…

Dogs Sniff Out Exotic Pythons in the Everglades

The giant invasive snakes that are thought to be breeding and munching their way through the native animals in Florida’s Everglades may have found their nemesis in the form of one of America’s most beloved pets, the Labrador retriever. “The scenario sounds like a low-budget movie from the 1970s: Humongous snakes are on the loose,…

Giant Python Meals That Went Bust

Pythons sometimes have eyes too big for their stomachs—read about some particularly epic snake meals that went bust.

World’s Longest Zoo Snake Dies

Fluffy, a gigantic and gentle reticulated python at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, died last night due to an apparent tumor, the zoo said in a news statement accompanying these photos. “The eighteen-year-old snake was 24 feet (7.3 meters) long and 300 pounds (136 kilograms) and held the title of longest snake by Guinness World…