A Burmese python discovered in the Florida Everglades in June 2013 had swallowed three deers. The 16-foot long Burmese python was euthanized and a necropsy on the creature revealed the contents of its belly.
Researchers believe the python probably consumed the deer over about 90 days â€“ a relatively short period for a snake to have three such large meals. Lead researcher Scott Boback, an associate professor of biology at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, while speaking to Live Science, said “If a python is capable of eating three deer in three months, what else are they eating that we don’t know about? We don’t even know how many of them are out there [in the Everglades].
Researchers believe that the snake may have hidden in the water, allowing it to get within striking distance of the deer when they were drinking.