Huge Burmese python found in the Everglades

UPDATE: The snake has been measured at 17' 7' according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

EARLIER:

A python control agent with the South Florida water management district has made a monster catch.

Bobby Hill bagged an 18-foot Burmese python Tuesday afternoon in the Everglades, the Miami Herald reported.

According to herald.com , he found the snake on the L-28 levee about five miles north of Tamiami Trail.

Miami.cbslocal.com says the snake could measure longer than 18 feet. It reported that Hill shot and killed the massive snake.

A South Florida Water Management District spokesperson said the python's weight and length could break the state record.

 University of Florida biologists will look at the snake and take official measurements.

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