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Everglades python swallows adult deer

9:27 AM, Oct 29, 2011   |    comments
Courtesy:South Florida Water Management District
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Everglades National Park, FL -- Water management contractors working in the Florida Everglades have captured and killed a giant Burmese python that had just consumed an adult deer.

Scott Hardin, exotic species coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, says workers found the nearly 16-foot-long snake on Thursday.

The reptile was one of the largest ever found in South Florida.

Hardin says the python had recently consumed a female deer that still had hair and weighed 76 pounds. He added it was an important capture to help stop the spread of pythons further north.

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