ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - An animal removal company is warning people to look out for snakes after workers caught a 5 1/2 foot water moccasin in St. Johns County on Tuesday.
Quick Catch, a Jacksonville-based wildlife removal company, said in a Facebook post that snakes are on the move because of increased water levels after Hurricane Matthew.
They were called to remove the water moccasin after a homeowner found it curled up on their porch in Nocatee.
The snake measured between 5 feet and 6 to 8 inches long and was the biggest the company has ever caught. The company said the world record is 6 feet 2 inches long.
Quick Catch said the snake had head trauma and would have died. The company said crews humanely euthanized the snake.
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