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