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Massive Florida python captured in effort to protect native wildlife

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Kevin Reich nabbed a 17-foot 9-inch Burmese python. (FWC)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) - A python hunter scored a big one in Florida.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Kevin Reich nabbed a 17-foot 9-inch Burmese python in the Big Cypress National Preserve.

It's the second-largest snake ever removed by the FWC python team.

Burmese pythons are an invasive species in and around the Everglades in Florida. Python Action team members are paid to remove and turn pythons in to the FWC. Information about the removal of pythons can be found on the FWC's website.