Conservancy captures most massive 215 pound Burmese python in Florida

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced record-breaking developments in its invasive Burmese python research program with the documentation of the largest python found to date in Florida. The female python measured nearly 18 feet in length and weighed in at 215 pounds.


According to a press released, A team of wildlife biologists at the Conservancy recently discovered and captured the python through its nationally recognized research program, which uses radio transmitters implanted in male “scout” snakes to understand python movements, breeding behaviors, and habitat use.

Another record-breaking discovery was the number of eggs carried by the snake. During the necropsy, researchers encountered a record 122 developing eggs within the snake’s abdomen. This finding sets a new limit for the highest number of eggs a female python can potentially produce in a breeding cycle.