US Dept. of Interior working on Florida python problem

Posted at 10:43 AM, Aug 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-14 10:43:07-04

Burmese pythons are considered an invasive species in Florida. Scientists say they are not supposed to live there.

Now a group is studying what they say is the largest python to be discovered in the Everglades.

Researchers at the University of Florida say it measures 17 feet, seven inches long.

They say it weighs 165 pounds. They also say inside were a record 87 eggs.

The python will be studied by the US Department of the Interior for ways to control Florida's python problem.