MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Florida (CBSMiami) - A giant python that was found and
killed Tuesday may be the largest python ever caught in the state of
The man who killed the python, Bobby Hill, was on a levee 5 miles
north of Tamiami Trail just west of Krome Avenue when he came across the
18-foot, 2-inch snake on the levee.
Hill, who gets rid of the pythons for a living, shot and killed the
massive snake. The body is now on its way to the University of Florida
to be studied, which is where a lot of the pythons caught and killed in
South Florida end up.
The previous record for largest snake ever caught in Florida was
believed to be 17-feet, 7-inches long and weighed 164.5 pounds. That
snake was also pregnant with a record 87 eggs.
The 18-foot, 2-inch python killed Tuesday was also a female and would
break the previous record for largest snake ever killed by seven
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