The largest Burmese python ever discovered in Florida has been captured and killed in the Everglades.
Considered an invasive species, pythons have been causing so much harm to the Everglades' ecosystem that a hunt was recently sanctioned by authorities in an effort to curb their numbers. The latest find has set a new size record for a python found in the area with a body measuring 18ft 8in and weighing 128lb.
"For about 10 minutes, he was wrapping around my legs, around my arms," said Jason Leon who was responsible for tackling the creature. "I knew that it was a big snake and I've never seen it in the wild. I knew it didn't belong there. I knew they had to be removed so I grabbed it."
"The biggest ever Python snake found in Florida, measuring 18 feet and 8 inches long, has been captured and killed."
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Source: Daily Mail
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