(NBC/WTVJ) Florida snake hunters made a monster, record-breaking catch in the Everglades late last week.
A 17-foot, 1 inch python was captured Friday night at the Big Cypress National Preserve and weighed 132 pounds.
This is the largest python ever caught under Florida's Python Elimination Program, which was started earlier this year.
The hunters will receive $375 for catching the giant snake.
Thousands of pythons are estimated to occupy South Florida and known to cause problems for wildlife in the Everglades.
Courtesy NBC News Channel
Python hunter Jason Leon set a record for the SFWMD Python Elimination Program with this 17-foot-1-inch Burmese python that he brought to the District's Homestead Field Station today. pic.twitter.com/p6iNnTex6H
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