Colossal 18-Foot, 98-Pound Python Captured in Florida

Colossal 18-Foot, 98-Pound Python Captured in Florida





Members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission caught a massive 18-foot Burmese python in South
Florida. (Photo Credit: MyFWC / Facebook)

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.”

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