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FLORIDA (KDKA) — Researchers at Big Cypress National Preserve found what they describe as the biggest python they’ve ever seen there according WUSA9.

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The snake was more than 17-feet long, was 140 pounds and was developing 73 eggs inside of her.

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Researchers said they used a new approach to capture the python.

The team said it collects data, comes with new removal tools and learns about how the snakes are using the reserve.

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Researchers said the work done at Big Cypress is focused on getting control of the pythons, who are disturbing the species that live there.