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Naples man catches huge python at Big Cypress National Preserve

Posted at 9:44 AM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 13:15:18-05

OCHOPEE, Fla.-- A Naples man catches a massive 16-foot python.

Eric Bramblet is one of only 25 hunters in the area's python elimination program.

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He caught the giant snake while hunting in the Big Cypress National Preserve recently. Bramblet's father tells Four in Your Corner that Eric spent 20 minutes trying to get control of the snake.

The python's official weigh-in and measurement was on Monday morning.