According to the Everglades National Park Service, snakes from around the world have been turning up in and around Florida's Everglades national park.
The 17-foot, 1-inch python, weighing 132 pounds, is the longest ever brought in for the agency's Python Elimination Program.
The South Florida Water Management District shared video of the colossal python on Monday after it was caught Friday by hunter Jason Leon.More news: Assassin's Creed Rogue HD Rated For PS4 and Xbox One in Korea
He said: "That snake could pretty much kill any full-grown man".
Python hunter Jason Leon caught the snake in in southern Miami-Dade County. Leon also holds the overall state record with an 18-foot-8-inch python he caught in 2013.
Leon holds the record for the largest snake captured in Florida.More news: Rhian Brewster: Liverpool report alleged racial abuse of striker during youth game
The catch on Friday toppled the previous record by Dusty Crum, which measured 16 feet, 11 inches, according to WSVN.
Burmese pythons, one of the largest snake species on earth, are breeding in the park and spreading throughout south Florida.More news: Pope Francis defends Jerusalem 'status quo'
Mike Kirkland, a SFWMD scientist and the project manager for the Python Elimination Program, praised it for being "enormously effective in killing this relentless predator to help preserve native Everglades wildlife".
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