The record setting python is held by a team of four hunters who captured the largest female snake at Big Cypress National Preserve.
A 17-foot-long female python was pulled from Florida's Everglades last week, and was caught after researchers followed the signals of male pythons equipped with radio transmitters, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The 17-foot, 140-pound female snake - an invasive species devastating to native wildlife - was discovered using a new tracking approach that leans on technology and the laws of attraction.
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"The team not only removes the invasive snakes, but collects data for research, develops new removal tools and learns how the pythons are using the Preserve".
The males then lead researchers to breeding grounds, where they usually find females.
In December, a huge 18-foot-long python weighing 150 pounds was caught roaming in the Everglades. Pythons are native to Southeast Asia, Africa and Central and South America.
In 2017, two renowned snake catchers from India's mountain-dwelling Irula tribe bagged only 33 pythons after chanting across the Everglades for two months.
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