Trapper captures a record python
A Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades.
A South Florida Water Management District news release said Kyle Penniston captured a 17-foot, 5-inch female Burmese python while hunting on district lands in Miami-dade County late Monday. The snake weighed in at 120 pounds.
Invasive Burmese pythons have no natural predators in the Everglades and have decimated native wildlife populations.