What a monster! Man captures MASSIVE 5.1-meter python carrying 78 eggs with his bare hands (photos, video)

What a monster! Man captures MASSIVE 5.1-meter python carrying 78 eggs with his bare hands (photos, video)

- A man in Florida has captured a massive 5.1-meter python

- The snake was carrying 78 eggs, which were all removed

- It was the biggest ever catch at Florida's Everglades National Park

A python hunter in Florida, US has captured a massive 5.1-meter python with his bare hands.

Dusty "The Wildman" Crum wrestled with the huge snake before containing it. It was the biggest ever python captured at Florida's Everglades National Park.

The python also carried a whooping 78 eggs, which were all removed to prevent them from being hatched.

Dusty Crum with his massive catch

Dusty Crum with his massive catch

No doubt a big wrestling fan, Crum compared his capture of the giant python to "Andre the Giant versus Hulk Hogan, WrestleMania!"

The pythons are considered an invasive species in Florida, with as many as 300,000 thought to be in the wild in southern Florida.

The giant python had to be handled by several people

The giant python had to be handled by several people

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has therefore put in place a compensation scheme to pay python hunters for every capture they make.

For his giant catch, Crum made a tidy sum of $375 (Ksh30,750). The SFWMD pays $8.10 (Ksh810) per hour of hunting.

Park officials measuring the python

Park officials measuring the python

While Crum's catch is the biggest at the Everglades, the biggest in the larger south Florida area measured 5.4 meters.

Crum is proud of his work, saying: "When people say they are only catching one or two snakes, why are they not catching more snakes? Well we are making the difference by taking the eggs out of the eco system."

The massive python contained 78 snakes

The massive python contained 78 snakes

Watch the moment he captures the snake in the video below.

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