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Miami Man Kills 128-Pound Burmese Python With His Knife

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May 21, 2013

Miami Man Kills 128-Pound Burmese Python With His Knife

By CJ Lotz

On May 11, a Miami man killed the longest Burmese python ever captured in Florida. The 18-foot 8-inch female python was sticking out of bushes near a road when Jason Leon spotted it and pulled his car over. Leon had experience owning snakes in the past, so he pulled the snake from the bushes.

As the python wrapped itself around Leon's leg, he stabbed it with a knife. After reporting the capture to Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Leon learned that the snake weighed 128 pounds.

"[We are] grateful to him both for safely removing such a large Burmese python and for reporting its capture,” the FWC said in a release.

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from RJ Arena wrote 47 weeks 1 day ago

one down 4999 to go!

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from TM wrote 47 weeks 1 day ago

That's nothing. I've killed 200 pound snakes by constricting them with my left and right pythons.

Kidding aside, that's one tough outdoorsman.

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from Gary Devine wrote 41 weeks 5 days ago

I think what he did was very dangerous. A Burmese Python has razor sharp teeth and if he coils around the guy’s neck it would have been lights out.

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from tybow99 wrote 41 weeks 2 days ago

As said, he had experience with snakes. Pythons arent too dangerous if you know what you're doing.

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from RJ Arena wrote 47 weeks 1 day ago

one down 4999 to go!

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from TM wrote 47 weeks 1 day ago

That's nothing. I've killed 200 pound snakes by constricting them with my left and right pythons.

Kidding aside, that's one tough outdoorsman.

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from Gary Devine wrote 41 weeks 5 days ago

I think what he did was very dangerous. A Burmese Python has razor sharp teeth and if he coils around the guy’s neck it would have been lights out.

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from tybow99 wrote 41 weeks 2 days ago

As said, he had experience with snakes. Pythons arent too dangerous if you know what you're doing.

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