Florida man catches 17-foot python in Everglades

Florida man catches 17-foot python in Everglades
FILE PHOTO: A Florida man snared a nearly 17-foot python while hunting for the invasive snakes in the Everglades. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man snared a nearly 17-foot python while hunting for the invasive snakes in the Everglades.

Josh Turner, of Naples, has been hunting pythons for about eight months, WBBH reported.

Turner said before this catch, the largest snake he has found was about 15 feet.

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It is not the largest snake captured by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Python Action Team.

That belongs to an 18-foot, 4-inch snake that weighed 98 pounds.

Burmese pythons are an invasive species found in the Everglades in South Florida.