The South Florida Water Management District is going to great lengths in an effort to rid the Everglades of invasive pythons.
Over the past few weeks, the district has been sharing photos and videos of python hunters with their catches. As of August, more than 500 pythons have been removed from public lands.
One of those videos, shared this week on Facebook, appears to show a record breaking python harvested by a veteran python hunter.
Jason Leon already holds a state record for the largest python captured and killed at 18-feet 8-inches. Leon harvested that snake back in 2013.
At 17-feet 1-inch, Leon’s python is the largest snake killed in the district’s latest hunt.