A near record-breaking Burmese Python measuring more than 18-feet long (5.5 meters) is shown in this January 4, 2014 handout photo provided by South Florida Water Management District January 5, 2014 ... more 
A near record-breaking Burmese Python measuring more than 18-feet long (5.5 meters) is shown in this January 4, 2014 handout photo provided by South Florida Water Management District January 5, 2014 in Everglades National Park near Miami, Florida. The snake was discovered by engineers during a routine inspection of levees Tuesday before being killed and its corpse moved to the University of Florida where it will be measured and studied by scientists trying to combat the invasive species in the sprawling Everglades wetlands, according to South Florida Water Management District spokesman. REUTERS/South Florida Water Management District/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES) - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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