A Burmese python, an invasive reptile, was caught at Big Cypress National Preserve in Ochopee, Florida.
The Big Cypress National Preserve in Ochopee found themselves having to get a nearly 18-foot-long snake removed, The Insider reported.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, it’s the second-largest python that has been caught by officials at exactly 17 feet, 9 inches and 83 pounds. Capture of the largest took place in December 2018 -- an 18-foot, 147 pound female.
The species caught at the preserve was a Burmese python, which are considered an invasive species that are a threat to the ecosystem.
Other reptiles have shocked Florida residents with their behavior and size recently. Earlier this month, a video surfaced of a 463-pound gator swimming in a puddle in the middle of traffic during rainy weather and another climbing a fence in St. Petersburg.
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