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Florida Trapper Catches 17-Foot Python in Everglades

A Florida trapper caught a 17-foot and 1 inch python in the Everglades near Fort Lauderdale, Florida that was captured in a viral video earlier this week.

Matthew Kogo, a trapper for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, found the python snake in the Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area.

It’s well known that Florida holds its annual competition to remove the snakes from the Everglades with $25,000 in cash prizes up for grabs, with The Florida Python Challenge 2024 is officially accepting applicants for 2024.

The annual competition intends to spread awareness of the invasive species that wreaks havoc on native wildlife, as pythons have no natural predators and have even devoured alligators along heir path (check out more at

Check out the wild video below:

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