This past Tuesday, a Burmese python measuring an impressive 18.2 feet (5.5 meters) in length was discovered in the state of Florida in the United States.
The snake, said to weigh about 150 pounds (68 kilograms), was a female.
It was found by workers with the Water Management District, who stumbled upon it while carrying out a routine inspection at a levee located at a distance of about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Miami, Live Science tells us.
Due to the fact that Burmese pythons are an invasive species in Florida, this specimen was shot and killed by the people who caught it.
Despite its impressive size, this Burmese python was not the biggest to have ever been caught in Florida. Thus, the longest snake of this kind was found in Miami-Dade County back it May 2013.
It measured 18 feet and 8 inches in length (5.6 meters), and it was found on the side of a road.