This is what I found on FOXNEWS.COM:

Wildlife officials in South Florida on Friday said they captured a giant Burmese python swimming about a mile off the coast of Biscayne Bay, local reports said.

The snake is an invasive species and has damaged the state’s swampland ecosystem. Foxes and cottontail rabbits have “effectively disappeared.”

The one that was posted on Biscayne National Park’s Facebook page was 11 feet long and weighed 31 pounds. It was captured using a net.

 

The pythons are so large and efficient at hunting, other predators are missing out on prey while some prey populations are “suffering.”

The reptiles live in “warm, wet, watery climates and can swim, burrow and climb trees,” Fox reports.

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