Florida wildlife officials shot a 16 ft python they found in the Everglades late last week in an attempt to stem the tide of the growing python population.
This time though they realized that something was odd. Like the the fact the snake had recently eaten, something very large, and was 44 inches in diameter at its widest point – halfway down its body. They cut open the snake, yes, like halving an inner tube, to reveal a full sized adult deer. Fully intact, the deer weighed 76 pounds.
Pythons have begun to populate in the Everglades and elsewhere in Florida as owners release them into the wild when they realize that a 10ft or longer carnivore probably isn’t a good household pet. The problem is that the snakes aren’t good for the fragile ecosystem that wasn’t intended for the serpents.
graphic pics! Scroll down to see the deer inside the snake’s body… You don’t see this everyday
- Deer-Eating 16-Foot Python Captured in Everglades (inquisitr.com)
- South Florida python swallows 76-pound adult deer (csmonitor.com)
- The 16-Foot Burmese Python That Ate a 76 LB Deer in Florida: PHOTO(towleroad.com)
get ready. it’s gross.