Relationship between snout-vent length (SVL; range: 34.44 to 500.9 cm) and mass (range 0.04 to 97.5 kg) of Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) measured in southern Florida, USA between 1995-2022 (n = 7,762). Data are from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service (USGS/NPS, n = 3,723, Currylow et al. 2022c), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC, n = 2,450, Suppl. material 1), South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD, n = 630, Suppl. material 1), and Conservancy of Southwest Florida (CSWFL, n = 959). Explanations for observed differences in mass-length relationships are not yet well-characterized for Burmese pythons but may be influenced by several factors (see Size Distribution section), including habitat-driven features like prey availability as well as capture method. For example, programs that predominantly use scout snakes (e.g., CSWFL) appear to result in the capture of larger, reproductive adult pythons (e.g., Smith et al. 2016) compared to pythons found during road cruising (e.g., FWC and SFWMD; see Removal Program and Scout Snake sections).

 
 
  Part of: Guzy JC, Falk BG, Smith BJ, Willson JD, Reed RN, Aumen NG, Avery ML, Bartoszek IA, Campbell E, Cherkiss MS, Claunch NM, Currylow AF, Dean T, Dixon J, Engeman R, Funck S, Gibble R, Hengstebeck KC, Humphrey JS, Hunter ME, Josimovich JM, Ketterlin J, Kirkland M, Mazzotti FJ, McCleery R, Miller MA, McCollister M, Parker MR, Pittman SE, Rochford M, Romagosa C, Roybal A, Snow RW, Spencer MM, Waddle JH, Yackel Adams AA, Hart KM (2023) ´╗┐Burmese pythons in Florida: A synthesis of biology, impacts, and management tools. NeoBiota 80: 1-119. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.80.90439