MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A massive snake was captured in South Florida earlier this week.READ MORE: Legendary 'Goodfellas' actor Ray Liotta dead at 67
The record-setting catch is moving the South Florida Water Management District’s Python Elimination Program closer to another significant milestone.READ MORE: BSO Investigates Fatal Crash In Dania Involving Motorcyclist
Kyle Penniston, of Homestead, captured a 17-foot, 5-inch female Burmese python while hunting on SFWMD lands in Miami-Dade County late Monday night.
The giant snake weighed in at 120 pounds. It’s the third caught as part of the program that measured more than 17 feet.MORE NEWS: Haiti's contributions to South Florida in full display at Haitian Heritage Month Art Exhibition
With the record catch, SFWMD’s python hunters have now eliminated 1,859 of the invasive snakes on District lands, stretching a combined length of more than two miles and collectively weighing more than 11 tons