A ton of Burmese pythons removed in 90 days

In the last 90 days, Conservancy of Southwest Florida biologists and research partners have removed more than one ton of pythons from Collier County. This includes the largest male python on record in South Florida. The python is more than 15 feet in length and weighs more than 140 lbs.

More than three years of research is yielding remarkable results in the study and management of the invasive Burmese python in Southwest Florida.

The 2016 breeding season has resulted already in the removal of more than 2,000 lbs. of Burmese python from the wild.

Biologists are accumulating more information about breeding and eating habits which is leading to new methods of tracking a successful removal of these highly invasive animals.