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This is not a repeat: Hunter catches 2nd huge python in Big Cypress this week

Posted: 2:15 PM, Aug 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-28 14:16:21-04
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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Check out the 2nd huge python caught in Collier County this week!

Florida Fish and Wildlife says another hunter captured a huge Burmese python as part of the state's program to remove the invasive snakes.

FWC posted this picture of the lastest catch. The hunter, George Perkins, caught the 17-foot, 9-inch, 121 pound snake in Big Cypress National Preserve.

That’s the same length and 40 pounds heavier than another python caught in the same preserve earlier this week by hunter Kevin Reich.

Python Action Team members have removed an impressive 147 invasive snakes so far this month. Find out how you can be a part of the Python Action Team: http://bit.ly/2XEPJiD

Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced he's doubling the resources to remove the non-native pythons destroying the natural food chain in the Everglades.
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