More than 15 feet from nose to tail, the Burmese python was one of the largest snakes ever found in South Florida. After swallowing the 76-pound female deer, which was dead before the snake ate it, the reptile's midsection expanded to a husky 44 inches.

In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 photo provided by the South Florida Water Management District, workers are shown holding a nearly 16-foot long Burmese Python that was captured and killed in Everglades National Park, Fla. The Python had recently consumed a 76-lb. adult female deer. The reptile was one of the largest ever found in South Florida. (AP Photo/South Florida Water Management District)

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