98 pound python in Florida, Enormous 18-Foot Burmese Python Captured.
Afraid of slithering reptiles? You may not want to see the chilling photo below…
Two people recently caught an enormous Burmese python in Florida and it’s actually the stuff of nightmares.
Cynthia Downer and Jonathan Lopez captured the reptile, which was 18.4 feet long and weighed a whopping 98 pounds, at Big Cypress National Preserve in Ochopee, Florida, on September 22, CNN reported.
The Burmese python was the largest ever caught by members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Python Action Team. It’s the second-largest wild python ever captured in Florida and a mere four inches shorter than the record-holding Burmese python.
The Python Action Team was created by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to remove invasive Burmese pythons throughout the state. Team members are paid to locate and catch Burmese pythons in South Florida, which are not native to Florida and may be a threat to other animals in the state.
“Removing 900 pythons is a great milestone for our Python Action Team! These snakes coupled with the thousands removed by our partners at the National Park Service and the South Florida Water Management District make a significant impact to protect Florida’s native wildlife,” said FWC Executive Director Eric Sutton. “With leadership from Governor Ron DeSantis, we are committed to working with our partners including the South Florida Water Management District and the National Park Service to accomplish our goal of removing pythons from our beautiful state.”