17-foot, 207-pound python in S. Florida

July 31, 2009 by  
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Biggest yet: 17-foot, 207-pound python in S. Florida
518-0731snake.embedded.prod_affiliate.56An Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital employee used a .22 rifle to kill a 17-foot, 2-inch, 207-pound Burmese python in a ditch on the facility’s property yesterday—the largest free-roaming python ever found in S. Florida. “It was a complete shock,” said Patty Harvey, a technician at the hospital. “We see huge gators all the time being in Okeechobee, but you would never expect to see a snake this size.” The Miami Herald.

17-foot, 207-pound python in S. Florida

518-0731snake.embedded.prod_affiliate.56An Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital employee used a .22 rifle to kill a 17-foot, 2-inch, 207-pound Burmese python in a ditch on the facility’s property yesterday—the largest free-roaming python ever found in S. Florida. “It was a complete shock,” said Patty Harvey, a technician at the hospital. “We see huge gators all the time being in Okeechobee, but you would never expect to see a snake this size.” The Miami Herald.

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