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Boback, S.M. et al. BioInvasions Records. 2016

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A 14-Foot Burmese Python Had Three Deer in Its Gut

An autopsy reveals that an invasive Everglades reptile consumed a doe and two fawns.

December 1, 2016
9:16 AM EST
Sifting through snake poop, the researchers found 12 white-tailed deer hooves and 10 dewclaws (the upper part of the deer's toes). The hooves are organized by individual, with the adult on the left side, the large fawn in the middle and the small fawn on the right. Credit: Bob Richards/Moon Express