A 16-foot female Burmese python and more than 50 eggs were removed from beneath a house in the Florida Everglades on Saturday, WSVN reported.
The nest of the invasive snake was lodged within the outdoor structure, and some of the snakes had already hatched, according to WTVJ.
“The Burmese python poses a significant threat to the Florida Everglades by disrupting the natural food chain,” Bergeron told the television station. “With good fortune, we were able to find a large female, and remove her and an entire nest of up to 50 baby snakes which would have continued killing off our precious habitat.”
Environmentalists said the species is responsible for killing deer, alligators and other wildlife, WTVT reported.
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