The largest python ever found in Florida is 18 feet long and weighs a whopping 200 pounds

The largest Burmese python ever seen in Florida has been discovered, lured from its hideout in the Everglades by researchers using another python as bait. National Geographic reports (opens in new tab).

The giant snake was a female measuring nearly 18 feet (5.4 meters) long and weighing 200 pounds (97 kilograms) — 30 pounds more than the next largest python ever found in the state. Most Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus) found in Florida are between 6 and 10 feet (1.8 and 3 m) long, although in their native habitats in Southeast Asia the snakes commonly grow to 18 feet (5.4 m) in length and the greatest lengths of 20 Walking distance (6m) or more depending on Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (opens in new tab).

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