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Python found in Florida: 18-foot monster shot and killed

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Python found in Florida measures 18-feet long and it is one humongous snake. The Burmese python gave a Florida water-quality maintenance crew a story to tell when they happened upon this monster, according to CNN News on Feb. 6.

Working along the waterways in Florida the South Florida Water Management District routinely run into snakes when out on the field, but nothing like the one they found this week! One of the crew explained the find:

"Needless to say, when you get one this big, it raises eyebrows," Smith said. "It's just such a large animal. They have no predators. They'll eat anything, even alligators. They are ferocious creatures."

The crew called in the agency's python coordinator, this tells you just how many snakes they do see, there's actually a person dedicated to the python at the water company. The snake was shot in the head, claims the agency spokesperson Randy Smith.

In May 2013, a 18-foot-8-inche python was killed by a man in the Miami-Dade County area.

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