Snake and eggs? Floridians could soon eat invasive pythons
But her favorite way to eat python is to pressure cook it for 10 or 15 minutes, sauté it with onions and garlic, and add it to pasta and sauce. Some of the Everglades pythons registered more than 100 times that. It always does this time of year, they stop moving around as much because of the cold.”Among those nine pythons Kalil says she’ll make jerky out of five or six. Even today she won’t eat pythons more than 7.5 feet long because she thinks there’s a bigger mercury danger in snakes that size. To make jerky, Kalil marinates the python meat in mojo sauce overnight and then puts in the dehydrator for 12 to 15 hours.
Record-setting 18-foot, 104-pound Burmese python captured in Everglades
A Burmese python measuring nearly 19 feet long was found in the Florida Everglades, and the massive catch was caught on camera. From the moment they saw this python, Ryan Ausburn and Kevin Pavlidis knew she was something special. “I was like, ‘Oh, my God, that thing is massive,’” python hunter Pavlidis said. They were hunting the invasive species in the Florida Everglades when they spotted a Burmese python they suspected would break records. Florida Fish and Wildlife says the snake was 18-feet, 9-inches, beating the previous Florida record by 5 inches.
Florida woman finds python in washing machine
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A Florida woman says she's still shaken after discovering a python in her washing machine. She says she only realized it was a snake when she reached her hand inside. Emily Visnic was going to load her washer when she saw something that looks likes snakeskin. “I was really, really freaked out,” Visnic said. That leads animal control to believe it was traveling through the building’s vents.
17-foot python caught in Florida Everglades
A wildlife trapper known as the Python Cowboy caught a 17-foot python in the Florida Everglades, and he’s got the photos to prove it. Last week, Mike Kimmel went out to a secluded island where he spotted alligator droppings. He came upon what he said looked like an extra large python that made his heart pound. He said he will also receive a payment from Florida’s Python Action Team, which pays people to remove the invasive species. Now, wildlife officials estimate there might be as many as 100,000 pythons living in the Everglades.
UCF researchers develop new camera to detect invasive pythons
ORLANDO, Fla. – A team of researchers at the University of Central Florida is developing a new camera to find invasive pythons lurking in Florida’s natural habitats. UCF scientists teamed up with the non-profit Interuniversity Microelectronics Center, IMEC, an international research and development company, to create the camera. In short, the camera can detect pythons better than the naked eye. Thermal imaging, typically used to detect animals in the wild, doesn’t work because snakes are cold blooded. Graf said pythons are a threat to the Everglades and native Florida species such as rabbits and squirrels.