A team of biologists recently captured the largest python ever found in the US state of Florida, as part of its python removal program.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida announced Wednesday in a press conference that the Burmese python caught in the Everglades was almost 18 feet (5.5 meters) long and weighed 215 pounds (97.5 kilograms).

A necropsy after euthanization revealed that it had 122 eggs in its abdomen, setting another record. The average is 43, the conservancy said.