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Giant cottonmouth found in southern Georgia

Georgia's Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division says that Ranger Daniel North came across the snake last week after it had been recently killed. (Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Division)
Georgia's Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division says that Ranger Daniel North came across the snake last week after it had been recently killed. (Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Division)
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Updated: 9/14/2013 10:02 am
ECHOLS COUNTY, Ga. -- A king-sized cottonmouth is no longer slithering through the woods of Echols County, 

Georgia's Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division says that Ranger Daniel North came across the snake last week after it had been recently killed. 

The snake was estimated to be around 6 feet in length -- about a foot shorter than the one found last year near Baldwin.

[Coverage of giant cottonmouth snake found in Baldwin]

According to the University of Florida, cottonmouth moccasins found in the Southeast typically grow to between 20-48 inches in length.

The official record for the reptile is 74.5 inches.

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