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Oh deer! Python has big appetite

WILDLIFE — This week's story about the havoc Burmese pythons are inflicting on wildlife in the Florida Everglades has been brewing for quite a while.

Here's my November blog post featuring photos of a python that had swallowed an entire deer - whole.

Everglades python not a dainty eater

SNAKES — Assuming you've eaten your breakfast, check out the AP photo from Everglades National Park showing the capacity of a Burmese python for consuming an ENTIRE deer — whole.

Indeed, they kill alligators, great blue herons and full-grown deer, but Florida wildlife officials say these large reptiles are unlikely to be aggressive to humans.  Read on for the story from the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.