Survival photo

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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