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Florida python tops 200 pounds, is over 20-feet long

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Posted at 1:21 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 13:21:18-04

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida python could be slowly slithering toward a world record.

Emerald Coast Zoo co-owner Rick de Ridder says their female reticulated python named "Ginormica" weighs more than 200 pounds and is a little over 20 feet long.

Her diet consists of previously frozen goats and pigs. Ridder says she could near world record size in a couple of years, which is about 25-feet long.

Ginormica is about 6-years-old is an excellent swimmer. He told the Northwest Florida Daily News she could live to be about 75-years-old.

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Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), http://www.nwfdailynews.com</p>