Biologists remove one ton of pythons from South Florida in 90 days

by: Brittney Donovan Updated:

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Biologists have removed 2,000 pounds of Burmese pythons from South Florida in the last 90 days.

Biologists are removing the invasive reptiles from Collier County.

The biggest python weighed more than 140 pounds and was more than 15 feet long, according to Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

Pythons are highly invasive and are in the midst of their breeding season, which researchers are studying in hopes of tackling the problem.

The Burmese python is of particular concern because it appears to be causing massive declines in a range of native mammal species and is spreading throughout the Everglades, according to Conservancy of Southwest Florida.