A Burmese python measuring more than 17 feet and weighing a monstrous 130 pounds has been caught and killed in the Florida Everglades.

The South Florida Water Management District shared the video of the gigantic python after it was caught last Friday by hunter Jason Leon.

Officials said the capture of the snake set a record for bringing in the longest snake recorded in the South Florida Water Management District’s Python Elimination Program, which was designed this year to help shrink the reptile’s troubling population.

“That snake could pretty much kill any full-grown man,” Leon told NBC6.

“If that snake was alive right now it would probably take like three of us to be able to control that snake.”


According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the invasive Burmese python was first brought to the Sunshine State as a pet.

Since the 1980s however, released snakes and their offspring have preyed on birds, mammals and reptiles native to Florida.

The Burmese python can grow up to 26 feet and weigh more than 200 pounds. Its native habitat is China and India.

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