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Massive, record-setting python captured in Everglades

- A python hunter in the Florida Everglades nabbed a record-breaking python in a program that's helping to eliminate the invasive species. "I've never been tested like that before", he said.

The python, an invasive snake that hurts the natural Everglades eco-system, was 16-foot-11-inches long.

Dusty Crum broke his own record for the longest snake caught.

A South Florida python hunter made a huge killing when he brought in a almost 17-foot python.

The water district pays approved hunters a minimum wage of $8.10 per hour up to eight hours a day, according to the Palm Beach Post. So a 17-footer would earn a hunter $375.

Crum captured the python at 11 p.m. Thursday in the water. "We're taking them out of the Glades one snake at a time".

Since the beginning of the program, district hunters have taken 638 pythons out of the Everglades.



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