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Workers pull the snake from their craft, showing it's size.

Wow, how would you like to be working in the swamps and stumble upon this python the size of which you only see in movies?

…yeah, me neither.

MSNBC writes:

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. — Officials in the Florida Everglades have captured and killed a 16-foot-long Burmese python that had just eaten an adult deer. Scott Hardin, exotic species coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, said workers found the snake on Thursday. The reptile was one of the largest ever found in South Florida. Hardin said the python had recently consumed a 76-pound female deer that had died. He said it was an important capture to help stop the spread of pythons further north.

The python, killed by workers, with a very full stomach.

Why they had to kill it, I don’t know. It’s not exacty going to be the fastest, most dangerous snake after consuming a 76 pound deer. In fact, I betcha he wasn’t moving at all when the workers stumbled upon him during his well earned afternoon nap. I mean, I feel pretty lazy myself after eating a nice dinner, which usually isn’t anything more than a handful of food but, I couldn’t even begin to imagine how tired this dude was after eating an entire, full-sized animal in one sitting.


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