15-Foot Burmese Python Filmed Crossing Road In Everglades National Park

Head of Burmese Python while crawling on the cement floor. Python is a genus of nonvenomous snakes.

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A Burmese python, believed to be over 15 feet long, was spotted crossing a road in Everglades National Park.

Kymberly Clark shared a video of the snake on Instagram, calling it her favorite wildlife sighting of the year.

Clark and her friends reported the location of the python, as the species is an invasive threat to Florida's ecosystem.

Burmese pythons were introduced to the Everglades as pets and were later abandoned in the wild, leading to their invasive status in the state.

In response to the threat they pose, Florida holds an annual competition to remove Burmese pythons from the South Florida wetlands preserve.

In 2022, more than 230 pythons were removed as part of the competition, and the winner was a 19-year-old from South Florida who caught 28 snakes in the Everglades.

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