South Florida has a really big problem with pet snakes being set free into the canals and swamps.
It turns out that the most popular pet snake, the Burmese Python, is taking over the Everglades in Florida.
These snakes are native to Southeast Asia and when one is released into the Everglades, they are on the top of the food chain, sharing it only with the alligators.
That means that these snakes have no natural predators and as a result they feed like crazy on prey and become gigantic.
Recently, a record breaking 164 pound, 17' 7" long snake was captured and brought to the Florida Museum of Natural History for examination.
She was carrying 87 eggs in her belly. If she wasn't captured and killed that would have meant 87 little baby pythons entering the already threatened swamps of South Florida.
Come on people, don't let your pet snake go into the wild, okay?