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A large constrictor snake, native to tropical America, which measures up to 3 metres

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I caught my first Burmese python way back in February 1994," said Sholle, who let Kelly and I hold a 14-footer.
State laws prohibit residents from keeping Burmese pythons as pets or transporting snakes across state lines without a permit.
Learn how scientists are studying the biology of Burmese pythons to help find treatments for human heart disease.
Burmese python in Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park (KLHSBP) in the Florida Keys allows us to investigate a second specific case study independent of Everglades National Park.
Continued documentation of the prey species of this invasive snake will add to our knowledge of the diet of the Burmese python in ENP, and alert conservation agencies, park officials, and the pet trade of the potential devastation this species can cause to native bird populations that did not evolve with this type of predator.
Yonatan Vronski, a longtime snake collector who works with Israel's Nahariya Zoo, says Burmese pythons, though usually docile, can be deadly.
Some claim that Florida will never be able to fully eradicate its Burmese python population because nobody knows how.
The USGS scientists estimate there may already be tens of thousands Burmese pythons slithering around southern Florida.
Tabby cat Wilbur, four, had been gobbled up by the Burmese python, which was allowed to roam free in the garden.
Even a Burmese python could be drawn to Hollywood, given the right offer.
The snake, a Burmese python, has been accepted by villagers in Sit Tbow, who believe it has healing powers and brings luck.
A boa constrictor or Burmese python are, however, not recommended.