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University of Florida researchers examining the carcass of a large, pregnant Burmese python said Monday they found a record 87 eggs inside, giving them important clues about the reproductive capability of the dangerous, invasive species.

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  • Sabres snap Penguins' 15-game win streak
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  • This big snake was found in Coral Gables, apparently trying to warm himself up
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  • Giant Burmese python sunning itself removed from driveway
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  • Large Burmese python removed from family's driveway
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