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Florida Woman Catches 50-Pound Burmese Python!

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Image by Quick Catch via YouTube

Florida is a state known for having wildlife that’s a bit on the wilder side. It’s not unusual for Florida residents to have unusual pets, and it also isn’t unusual for them to escape. That’s what’s suspected in this case, at least, after this woman catches a massive Burmese Python.

The Largest Snake in the Whole World

Woman Catches 50-Pound Python in Florida
Woman Catches 50-Pound Python in Florida. Image by @Quick Catch via YouTube

Although the snake that they’ve caught in the video is huge, it’s still a baby-size in comparison to the sizes this species can reach. I’m of course referring to Burmese pythons.

Burmese Pythons

Brave Woman Captures Massive Python in Florida
The massive python that was captured in Florida. Image by @Quick Catch via YouTube

Burmese pythons are among the largest snakes in the world, capable of reaching lengths of up to 23 feet and weighing over 200 pounds. However, it is more common to find them in the range of 16 to 20 feet long in the wild.

The Catch

Woman’s Heroic Capture of 50-Pound Python
Woman’s Heroic Capture of 50-Pound Python. Image by @Quick Catch via YouTube

A client called Quick Catch stating that he found a massive snake on his property. Adam, the property owner, couldn’t identify what kind of snake it was, just that it was massive.

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“Girl Catches Huge Burmese Python”, Source: YouTube, Uploaded: Quick Catch

Identifying the Snake

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Once Ryan from Quick Catch set his eyes on the snake, he could hardly believe what he saw. The snake, he realized, was a Burmese Python – the largest snake species in the world.

A Small Storm Drain

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Gloria from Quick Catch had to squeeze into the storm drain to look for the snake as she was the only one small enough to fit. She crawled inside and carefully brought the python out.

Someone’s Pet?

Florida Woman Snags Massive Python
Florida Woman Snags Massive Python. Image by @Quick Catch via YouTube

These snakes are not native to Florida, and so it is more than likely that this snake was someone’s pet who had escaped.

This Python’s Size

50-Pound Python Caught by Brave Woman in Florida
50-Pound Python Caught by Brave Woman in Florida. Image by @Quick Catch via YouTube

Ryan estimated that this snake weighed about 40–50 pounds, which is not as big as they can get, but certainly Ryan’s biggest ever catch.

Are Burmese Pythons Dangerous?

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Burmese python. Image by Diego Madrigal via Pexels

While not inherently aggressive towards humans, the size and strength of Burmese pythons make them dangerous, especially to pets and small children.

The issue is more to do with local wildlife. Seeing as the Burmese Python is not a native species in Florida, it will completely disrupt the ecosystem when it starts snacking away (which it will, because here it barely has any natural predators).

Why are Burmese pythons found in Florida?

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Burmese pythons are found in Florida due to pet owners releasing them into the wild and their subsequent breeding in the Everglades, where they have become an invasive species.

How big can Burmese pythons get?

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Burmese pythons can grow up to 23 feet in length and weigh over 200 pounds, making them one of the largest snake species in the world.

What is being done to control the python population in Florida?

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Burmese python. Image via Depositphotos

Efforts to control the python population in Florida include organized hunts, bounty programs, and encouraging residents to report sightings. Professional snake hunters and researchers are also involved in these efforts.

Why is it important to control the Burmese python population in Florida?

Florida Woman Successfully Catches Huge Python
Florida Woman Successfully Catches Huge Python. Image by @Quick Catch via YouTube

Controlling the Burmese python population is crucial to protect native wildlife, as these pythons prey on a wide range of animals, including endangered species, disrupting the ecological balance.

How can people help with the Burmese python problem in Florida?

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Close up of a Burmese python on ground. Image via Depositphotos

People can help by not releasing pet pythons into the wild, reporting python sightings, and supporting conservation efforts aimed at controlling the population and protecting native wildlife.

What other wildlife is at risk due to the presence of Burmese pythons in Florida?

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Burmese Python, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Wildlife at risk includes small mammals, birds, and even alligators. The presence of Burmese pythons has significantly impacted the populations of raccoons, rabbits, and various bird species in the Everglades.

Why You Should Call Professional Snake Catchers

Woman Wrangles 50-Pound Python in Florida
Woman Wrangles 50-Pound Python in Florida. Image by @Quick Catch via YouTube

To catch asnake in a (relatively) safe way, it’s crucial you have proper equipment and lots of experience – both of which a snake catcher will have.

Even if you’re feeling brave, it’s never worth the risk of trying to do it yourself. Perhaps what’s most important is that snake catchers know what to do with the snake once its caught (because remember – they still demand respect and need a new home that they’ll like).

Wrapping Up

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If you’re not a professional it’s difficult to identify what kind of snake might be hiding in your yard, and if you live in Florida it might just be the largest snake species in the whole world.

Conclusion

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