Florida has a snake problem.
Sometimes people have pet python snakes that grow way too big to stay in the house.
When the snake gets too big they let the snake go free in the Everglades.
They probably think, "This swamp is a perfect place for my snake to live."
The problem is, python snakes are not native to the area, and they upset the balance of that ecosystem. Pythons don’t have any native enemies in the Everglades, so they can basically eat whatever they want.
Recently, wildlife officials in the Florida Everglades captured and killed a 16-foot Burmese python that had recently swallowed a 76-pound deer.
The entire deer...whole.
They even have pictures to prove it.
The female snake weighed 215.4 pounds with the deer, and 139.1 pounds without it.
From head to tail, the reptile measured 15.65 feet.
Pythons usually eat rodents, birds or smaller snakes.
Officials said this python was likely a pet at one time whose owner let her loose after it grew too big.
Here's the photo.