Getting a handle on pesky Burmese pythonsBy: Gabrielle Sorto, Special to CNNUpdated 3:48 PM ET, Sat March 19, 2016 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Over a ton of Burmese pythons removed in Florida Scientists and volunteers at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida tagged several pythons with a radio tracker in order to determine the location of hidden pythons. Hide Caption 1 of 5 Photos: Over a ton of Burmese pythons removed in Florida Ian Bartoszek and a team of researchers have been tracking Burmese pythons and have captured more than one ton of pythons over the last three months.Hide Caption 2 of 5 Photos: Over a ton of Burmese pythons removed in Florida Florida researchers found the largest male python on state record. It measured 16 feet and weighed over 140 pounds.Hide Caption 3 of 5 Photos: Over a ton of Burmese pythons removed in Florida "We need to utilize all tools available and develop additional techniques to capture and remove Burmese pythons in Florida," said Ian Bartoszek, biologist for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.Hide Caption 4 of 5 Photos: Over a ton of Burmese pythons removed in Florida The use of radio telemetry to track Burmese pythons is leading researchers to more pythons and allowing them to gain a better understanding of their movement patterns.Hide Caption 5 of 5South Florida has a huge python problem.More from USFormer University of Maryland student indicted on hate crime charge in stabbing deathPentagon launches review of Niger ambushNo Aaron Rodgers? Packers fans start a petition for the perfect replacement -- Colin KaepernickFirefighters, inmates fight California wildfiresLt. General: Trump's Obama comment 'shameful'