Two Florida Hunters Catch Record 18 Foot Python

Two hunters here in Florida have reportedly set a new record after catching a massive snake. Local officials are even calling it a huge "triumph."

According to officials, Ryan Ausburn and Kevin Pavlidis went snake hunting and captured a Burmese python that weighed in at 104 pounds. 104 POUNDS!

The massive snake reportedly measures 18 feet and 9 inches long. This snake is one inch longer than the previous record-holder here in Florida.

As you know, Burmese pythons are not natural to Florida but have established themselves in the area over the last 15 years, mostly due to the animals once kept as pets either escaping or being released. They have no natural predators in Florida and have decimated indigenous plant and animal populations.

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