Wildlife explorer Ben Zino of The Wild Report posted an incredible video of him capturing a ten foot Burmese python, “while exploring the swamps near Everglades National Park” in Florida, and sharing facts about the invasive snake as it is tries to coil around him.
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The Burmese python is an invasive reptile which is currently thriving in Southern Florida. While exploring the swamps near Everglades National Park, I discovered and caught one of these giant snakes!
Burmese pythons are carnivores, surviving primarily on small mammals and birds.Native to the jungles and grassy marshes of Southeast Asia, Burmese pythons are among the largest snakes on Earth. They are capable of reaching 23 feet or more in length and weighing up to 200 pounds with a girth as big as a telephone pole.
They have poor eyesight, and stalk prey using chemical receptors in their tongues and heat-sensors along the jaws. They kill by constriction, grasping a victim with their sharp teeth, coiling their bodies around the animal, and squeezing until it suffocates.