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In Florida A 14-foot python caught with 3 deer in its gut


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A Burmese python in the Everglades with a penchant for venison gulped down three whole deer — one doe and two fawns — before wildlife officials captured and euthanized it, a new study reveals.

The gustatory feat sets a record: It's the first invasive Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) caught with three deer in its gut, said study co-lead author Scott Boback, an associate professor of biology at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.

The python probably attacked and ate the deer at different times over a 90-day period, Boback said. That time span may seem long, but it's actually quite surprising that a snake would eat three enormous meals in a relatively short window, Boback told Live Science. [Photos: This Invasive Python Ate Three Wild Deer]

"If a python is capable of eating three deer in three months," what else are they eating that we don't know about, he asked. "We don't even know how many of them are out there [in the Everglades]."




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There was a show on Nat Geo or one of the science channels where they tell of just what kind of stuff people attempt to get past customs. All kinds of stuff that could really upset our eco-system and dramatically affect our way of life.

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I remember as a cub scout being on a camping trip on the Delaware and  a fisherman nearby caught a snake and gave it to us...we cut it open and 3 frogs were still alive inside....most likely the frogs played the lottery that day.......


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