Largest Python Ever Caught in Florida
MIAMI-DADE - A Miami man captured and killed what many say is the largest Burmese python ever caught in Florida.
Jason Leon was driving in a rural section of southwest Miami-Dade earlier this month when he and his friends spotted a large snake in the road.
Leon says he pulled over and began dragging the snake out of the bushes.
That's when the python began wrapping itself around the man's leg.
His friends grabbed a knife and killed the python.
Experts at the University of Florida identified the snake as a 18-foot, 8-inch long female.
You may recall the previous record-holding snake was 17-feet, 7-inches that was captured last August in the Everglades.
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