MIAMI — A monster Burmese python has been captured by a snake hunter within the Florida Everglades.
The feminine snake caught Friday on the Massive Cypress Nationwide Protect measured simply over 17 ft lengthy and weighed 132 kilos.
The snake was captured by a hunter collaborating within the South Florida Water Administration District’s python elimination program and beats the hunt’s earlier document size by 2 inches.
Snake hunter Jason Leon tells the Miami Herald he noticed the snake in submerged within the water and shortly grabbed it and shot it within the head. He stated a smaller male python was close by however not captured.
Up to now this yr, hunters have captured 738 of the invasive snakes, which have grow to be the highest predator within the Everglades.
Python hunter Jason Leon set a report for the SFWMD Python Elimination Program with this 17-foot-1-inch Burmese python that he delivered to the District’s Homestead Area Station right now. pic.twitter.com/p6iNnTex6H
— South Florida Water (@SFWMD) December four, 2017