Kyle Penniston with the 17.5-foot-long python. South Florida Water Management District / Kyle Penniston
Earlier this week, a Florida man caught and killed a 17-foot, 5-inch female Burmese python in the Miami-Dade County
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
praised Homestead-based hunter Kyle Penniston's record-setting catch for its Python Elimination Program. Weighing 120 pounds, she was certainly a big one and she even bit Penniston's hand before she was shot on Monday night, according to his Facebook post.