Officials in Florida captured (and then killed) a record-breaking Burmese python that would humble even Johnny Sins, at least according to the Facebook page for the state's Big Cypress National Preserve, which is where said pregnant snake was found slithering around.
The female python was reportedly 17 feet long and weighed 140 pounds, and could've been problematic for, say, future hikers based upon the fact that she contained 73 developing eggs.
“She is the largest python ever removed from Big Cypress National Preserve — and she was caught because of research and a new approach to finding pythons,” wrote the preserve, which is located in swampland on the state's southwest side.
People rather ominously writes that Big Cypress focuses on "finding and eliminating" pythons within the reserve due to them being labeled an invasive species “which poses significant threats to native wildlife.” RIP. The never-ending arms race between man and snake led to the discovery of this most recent/enormous reptile, as it was reportedly found with the help of male pythons unknowingly snitching after they were outfitted with radio transmitters.
“Using male pythons with radio transmitters allows the team to track the male to locate breeding females,” the preserve wrote. “The team not only removes the invasive snakes, but collects data for research, develops new removal tools, and learns how the pythons are using the preserve.”
According to a globe Burma is not in Florida, but CNN adds that Burmese pythons really started popping up in the Sunshine State in the '80s when careless and potentially really stupid pet owners started abandoning the snakes when they got too big. CNN adds that more of the serpents were likely introduced to the Everglades when Hurricane Andrew struck a python breeding facility back in 1992. Extremely Jurassic Park: The Lost World.