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Largest ever female python caught in Florida weighs 98 kg Burmese Python
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Largest ever female python caught in Florida weighs 98 kg

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Jun 2022, 11:11 pm

Researchers have captured the largest-ever female Burmese python discovered in America's Florida, media reports said.

The female Burmese python weighed 215 pounds (98 kilograms) and measured over 18 feet (5 metres).

The snake was caught with the help of radio transmitters implanted in a male "scout" snake named Dionysus, or Dion in a region in the western Everglades forest in Florida.

The largest male python ever found there was 16ft and 140lbs (63.50 kg).

The Burmese female python is estimated to be 20 years old when she was killed.

The researchers have been hunting down pythons for the last 10 years in an effort to save local species in the ecosystem of the state of Florida.