OCHOPEE, Fla. — Burmese pythons have been an invasive species for years in Florida, and one captured over the weekend is among the longest ever caught in the state, wildlife officials said.
The longest python caught by the Action Team was an 18-foot female trapped in December 2018, Newsweek reported. According to the FWC, the longest python ever caught in Florida was a female measuring 18 feet, 9 inches, the magazine reported. It was caught in 2013,.
Burmese pythons are a nonvenomous, invasive reptile found within the Everglades ecosystem, the Naples Daily News reported.
Because of the snake's invasive status, they can be "humanely killed on private lands" with no permit required, according to the FWC's website.
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