November 26, 2012
Hunters Capture 130-Pound, 16-Foot Burmese Python in the Everglades
By Chad Love
We all have our cherished, time-honored Thanksgiving hunting traditions. Some of us deer hunt, some of us chase quail or pheasants, and some of us go out into the field in search of a traditional Thanksgiving python. Just like the Pilgrims did.
From this story on Huffington Post:
Two South Florida men had a thrilling encounter with one of our most notorious invasive species, the Burmese python, and they captured it all on a helmet camera. Python hunters Ruben Ramirez and George Brana found the snake, which measured 16 feet 8 inches long and weighed 130 pounds, on a canal bank in the Everglades...Ramirez and Brana's python was just short of the record-breaking python caught in the Everglades in August that measured 17 and half feet and 164 pounds.