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16-foot, 11-inch Burmese python caught in Everglades

Posted: 8:30 AM, Nov 02, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-02 13:28:18Z

Hunters in the Florida Everglades continue to pull out some massive pythons in an attempt to eliminate the invasive species from the Sunshine State.

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The South Florida Water Management District on Wednesday posted a video that showed famed python hunter Dusty Crum with one of his recent catches -- a 16-foot, 11-inch whopper!

The snake broke Crum's own record for the longest snake caught as part of SFWMD's Python Elimination Program.

The district said Crum captured the python late last Thursday.

Since the program began in late March, hunters have removed 638 invasive pythons from the Everglades.