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Possible record-setting python killed in Miami-Dade County

12:36 PM, Feb 5, 2014   |    comments
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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 Florida.

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 inches. 

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