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Who really won the 2013 Python Challenge?


After Competitors in the 2013 Python Challenge™ had trekked through more than a million-acres of swamps and sawgrass in search of the invasive Burmese python, which can grow to more than 17-feet in length in the wild, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said 68 Burmese pythons were killed or captured, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website.

Although No one really knows how many Burmese pythons live in South Florida, estimates commonly run into the tens of thousands, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Last August the South Florida Sun-Sentinel announced the capture of a monster Burmese python  in the Everglades has broken the state size record, stretching 17 feet, 7 inches, with its belly bursting with 87 eggs, according to the University of Florida.

You do the math.

Photo: Natural History in Gainesville. Pictured are Rebecca Reichart (from left), Leroy Nunez, Nicholas Coutu, Claudia Grant and Kenneth Krysko. (Kristen Grace, Florida Museum of Natural History)

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