VIDEO: Florida Man Catches ‘Record Breaking’ 18-Foot Burmese Python
By Matthew Trezza, Fox 35 // December 19, 2018
Python was euthanized
ABOVE VIDEO: Central Florida Man Catches ‘Record Breaking’ 18-Foot Burmese Python.
EVERGLADES, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – Pythons are relentless eating machines that have been wreaking havoc on Florida’s ecosystem.
“They’ve eaten-up the marsh rabbits, the small mice and stuff, and everything that normally eats them is impacted because they can’t. The food chain is not there anymore,” said John Hammond, a Florida wildlife trapper.
Hammond caught a 150-pound python in the Florida Everglades over the weekend, and she is a record holder. Hammond captured the snake as part of the Python Elimination Program.
Workers with Florida Fish and Wildlife euthanized the 18-foot long python, the largest snake that has been taken since the program has been in effect.
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