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

“Ginormica” weighs more than 200 pounds and is a little over 20 feet long.[Emerald Coast Zoo/Facebook]
“Ginormica” weighs more than 200 pounds and is a little over 20 feet long.[Emerald Coast Zoo/Facebook]
Published Jul. 15

CRESTVIEW, Fla. — 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.

RELATED: 17 feet long! Biggest female python ever captured in the Everglades' Big Cypress, researchers say

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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