18-foot-long python found in Everglades

18-foot-long python found in Everglades

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Female 18.2-foot-long python found during routine check by South Florida Water Management (Credit: South Florida Water Management handout) Female 18.2-foot-long python found during routine check by South Florida Water Management (Credit: South Florida Water Management handout)
EDMOND, OK (WFLA) - An 18.2-foot-long female python has been captured in the Everglades.

The snake was found by Billy Eldrige from South Florida Water Management (SFWM) when they were conducting a routine canal/levy inspection 25 miles west of Miami Dade off Tamiami Trail. The python was found five miles north of there.

The python was transferred to the UF campus in Davie for necropsy to determine the cause of death.

SFWM is looking into what the python has been eating and whether or not the female had any viable eggs.

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