Nature & Environment
Video shows hunter wrestling with largest python ever found in Florida
By T.K. Randall
July 15, 2023 · 8 comments
Burmese pythons are a major problem in parts of the US. Image Credit: Everglades NPS
The snake, which measured 5.79 meters in length, proved quite a challenge to catch.
The Burmese python was first introduced in the Florida Everglades in the 1980s and has since gained a significant foothold, resulting in a major decline in raccoons, opossums and bobcats as well as the near total disappearance of some rabbit and fox species.
Wildlife officials have spent years attempting to remove the reptiles from the region - a feat easier said than done due to their enormous size and seemingly endless numbers.
This latest example, which was caught next to a road, proved quite the struggle for the hunter who launched himself at the creature.
Fortunately, with the help of his colleagues, he was eventually able to subdue the snake.
You can check out the clip for yourself below.
Source: IFL Science
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