An 18-foot python was discovered by employees of the South Florida Water Management District this week.
The 18-foot python was discovered by the workers during a normal day of checking canals and pipes north of the Everglades National Park. The South Florida Water Management District called in its python coordinator and he killed the 150-pound snake. It isn’t uncommon to run into the large reptiles while checking waterways, but one this large is a bit of a surprise, reports CNN.
After the 18-foot python was killed, it was given to the University of Florida for study.
While the 18-foot python is definitely a large one, it isn’t the largest one ever found in Florida. In May 2013 a man sighted and killed an 18-foot, 8-inch python near a bush in Miami-Dade County, CNN notes.