Check out this record-breaking python captured in Florida

An Everglades record: largest female python captured in Big Cypress

"The Resource Management staff would like to thank all of the Preserve divisions that have supported the python program", Big Cypress National Preserve said in the Facebook post.

The Burmese python, an invasive species in Florida, was over 17 feet long, weight 140 pounds and was carrying 73 "developing eggs", according to officials at Big Cypress National Preserve.

The python had 73 developing eggs.

A picture of the female python, where she was being held by a team of four, was shared on the official Facebook page of the national preserve.

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"Using male pythons with radio transmitters allows the team to track the male to locate breeding females".

The python captured in the U.S. state of Florida weighed 140 pounds and contained 73 developing eggs.

The males then lead researchers to breeding grounds, where they usually find females.

The pythons pose significant threats to native wildlife.

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A record-breaking snake has been caught and removed from a national park in America.

The snakes were banned from importation for the pet trade in 2012, but the US Geological Survey website says tens of thousands of pythons are estimated to be present in the Everglades.

The team said it collects data, comes with new removal tools and learns about how the snakes are using the reserve.

The National Park Services defines invasive species as "having the ability to thrive and spread aggressively outside their natural range".

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According to CNN, the Burmese python, native to Southeast Asia, started appearing in the Florida Everglades - a hot, humid habitat ideal for the foreign species - in the 1980s.

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