Contractor removes ‘record-breaking’ python nest from Everglades

The Burmese python nest held 111 eggs

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has discovered and removed a record-breaking nest of 111 Burmese python eggs in the Everglades. The state agency announced the discovery of the adult female and her nest via Facebook last week—just weeks in advance of the 2023 Florida Python Challenge event aimed at helping remove the invasive reptiles. A contractor with the Python Action Team Removing Invasive Constrictors (PATRIC) found the female Burmese python (Python bivittatus) and its nest.

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Header Image: A contractor removed an adult female Burmese python with 111 eggs (inset photo) from the Everglades. Credit: Brandon Rahe Egg Inset Credit: University of Florida