May 20 - Man catches largest python ever found in Florida

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May 20 - Man catches largest python ever found in Florida
 

 
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Pictured: Jason Leon (left) with the Burmese python he caught Sunday. Researchers (right) lie next to the snake.

MIAMI -

A South Florida man caught the largest Burmese python -- 18 feet, 8 inches long and 128 pounds -- ever found in Florida.

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said Jason Leon, of Hialeah, found the 18-foot, 8-inch beast while riding in a rural area in southeast Miami-Dade County on May 11. About 3 feet of the snake was spotted sticking out of some roadside brush.

Leon said he stopped his car, grabbed the snake from behind its head, and started dragging it out of the brush. When the snake tried to wrap itself around Leon's leg, he called to his friends for help and then k!lled it with a knife.

He once owned Burmese pythons as pets and knew how to handle the snake, according to the wildlife commission.

Leon reported the python to the local wildlife commission office, which connected him with the Florida's exotic species hotline. The snake was eventually turned over to University of Florida researchers for a necropsy.

The female snake was not carrying any eggs, the University of Florida scientists said.

"This event highlights how the exotic species hotline allows the public to help us obtain more information about Burmese pythons, so we can improve management of this invasive species," Sommers said.

The previous record for the longest python caught in the wild in Florida was a 17-foot-7-inch, 164 -pound python caught in August in Everglades National Park.

Pythons are an invasive species in Florida, where researchers believe they are eating their way through populations of native mammals in the Everglades. No one knows exactly how many pythons there are here, but the population likely developed from pets released into the wild.

Florida now prohibits owning or selling pythons for use as pets, and federal law bans importation and interstate sale of the species.
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 5 years ago '10        #3
shoeprano27 23 heat pts23
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fu*kin idiot. should have not k!lled it...
 5 years ago '11        #4
Bullet22 75 heat pts75
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 kidrobot714 said:
fu*kin idiot. should have not k!lled it...
you are absolutely right, he should have just let it use it's wrap attack around it's legs and squeeze the hell out of it
 5 years ago '04        #5
ATLDOPEBOI30 74 heat pts74
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 kidrobot714 said:
fu*kin idiot. should have not k!lled it...
yea it would jus slither into ya house and chill wit u
 5 years ago '07        #6
RubbahBandMayn 6 heat pts
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 kidrobot714 said:
fu*kin idiot. should have not k!lled it...
Not sure if serious...
 05-20-2013, 06:52 PM         #7
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 RubbahBandMayn said:
Not sure if serious...
but what was the purpose of k!lling it?












































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 5 years ago '07        #8
RubbahBandMayn 6 heat pts
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 ProfitSee said:
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"Pythons are an invasive species in Florida, where researchers believe they are eating their way through populations of native mammals in the Everglades. No one knows exactly how many pythons there are here, but the population likely developed from pets released into the wild."

Plus the thing wrapped around his leg..so what is he supposed to do? Let it k!ll him? I'll admit I would've kept it moving because I'm not to fond of serpents. But to each his own
 5 years ago '08        #9
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 ProfitSee said:
but what was the purpose of k!lling it?












































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 5 years ago '04        #10
hedake 17 heat pts17
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..i used to have one as a pet...they are a pretty docile species....
 5 years ago '09        #11
That Guy Fly 21 heat pts21
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It didn't have eggs in it. Oh well, we will see another story like this in six to eight months.
 5 years ago '11        #12
GrindPOWER$ 398 heat pts398
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the cutting the Florida away from the united states gif is getting old i mean why was it brought up whats so bad bout this story. Man vs Wild and Man won don't happen all the time oh yeah a smart man won
 5 years ago '10        #13
Big Louie Guwop 133 heat pts133
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 grydlok said:

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Yah love to just play sh*t tf out lol the florida gif is getting old now.
 5 years ago '11        #14
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 Big Louie Guwop said:
Yah love to just play sh*t tf out lol the florida gif is getting old now.
That Florida gif will never get old
 5 years ago '04        #15
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 Big Louie Guwop said:
Yah love to just play sh*t tf out lol the florida gif is getting old now.
Florida's bullsh*t be gettin old
 5 years ago '06        #16
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going around looking for "florida" stories to post on bx is getting old....
 5 years ago '06        #17
Bama Boy 100 heat pts100
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 kidrobot714 said:
fu*kin idiot. should have not k!lled it...
Only good snake is a dead snake.
 5 years ago '10        #18
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They aren't docile anymore once they're reintroduced to the wild. There natural predatory instincts return as with all reptiles.
 5 years ago '05        #19
FlamboyantOne 1 heat pts
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1) The Fla/Bugs gif will NEVER get old, so the sh*t stays


2) who is the dummies who agree that he should have k!lled the snake. It clearly says he stopped his car and pulled it out of the bushes. Leave it the fu*k alone, and drive on......
 5 years ago '04        #20
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 FlamboyantOne said:
1) The Fla/Bugs gif will NEVER get old, so the sh*t stays


2) who is the dummies who agree that he should have k!lled the snake. It clearly says he stopped his car and pulled it out of the bushes. Leave it the fu*k alone, and drive on......
this ^

people are are saying he's stupid for k!lling it because he had no business touching it in the first place.

wtf is the snake supposed to do when he's pulling on it?

some of y'all muthafu*kas is stupid.

if he doesnt stop and try to grab it he wouldnt have it wrapping around his leg


thread title should be changed to "Stupid man k!llS largest python ever found in florida"

the python should be in a zoo on display not DEAD in a picture with the idiot that k!lled it smh


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