For starters, 76 pounds is not an adult deer unless it is a Key deer. I don't think there are too many Key deer in the 'Glades.
Second, pythons are more than an invasive species in the Everglades. Their population has exploded down there and it will only get worse as the Everglades are the perfect breeding environment for them and they have no natural predators there.
Third pythons get much bigger than 16 feet. I remember a 23 footer being pulled from under a s Florida home. Scientists believe it is quite probable that there are already "super snakes" in the 'Glades.
These snakes are getting closer and closer to residential areas and even going into neighborhoods to eat pets.
Children play there...
I think they should kill every python they see. The iguana and tilapia infestations are just a hint of what the python problem will become.
I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971