Giant Python Caught in Everglades National Park in Florida “Watch”

Giant Python Caught in Everglades National Park in Florida - Watch

A giant python captured at Shark Valley in Everglades National Park might be the second-largest python ever caught in Florida.

The snake — which measured 18 feet, 3 inches — was captured along the Shark Valley tram road July 9.

The largest snakes removed from the Everglades have exceeded 18 feet and 150 pounds. Snakes of this size are capable of eating large prey such as deer and alligators, U.S. Geological Survey officials said.

The largest snake ever caught in Florida was 18 feet, 7 inches long. It was captured in 2013 in Miami-Dade County.

The Shark Valley snake was only 4 inches smaller and might be the second-largest python found in the state.

Everglades National Park officials don’t officially track the size of the snakes that are captured outside the park.

This snake was captured by a permitted python researcher who works regularly in Everglades National Park.