Watch This Man Tussle With a Python Like They Are Pro Wrestlers

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Written by Hannah Crawford

Published: November 27, 2023

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Burmese Python stretched out on grass.
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There are few things in life more terrifying than coming across a snake! We’re sure you’d love it unless you’re a snake lover. However, for the majority of people with a fear of snakes, this video posted at the top is sure to send you in for one great shock, as this is a 19-foot python this man came across in Florida

Python Sighting in Florida

On Monday, July 10, 2023, a group known as the Glades Boys Python Adventures captured a 19-foot Burmese python that weighed 125 pounds. We can see the image of this python in the Instagram post just above. 

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As the video starts, we see a Burmese python slithering on the side of the road. Jake, one of the snake catchers, grabs the python by the end, and the python uses this opportunity to strike with his mouth. Notice how Jake grabs this python by the throat as close to the mouth as possible. He wants to have the best grip on this python possible. 

Now he is literally on the ground wrangling this python as if they are pro wrestlers. As Jake does this, the python gets angrier and wraps his body around this man. The other snake professionals begin to intervene and pull the python from the tail off of him. 

Jake Waleri was happy to donate this python to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 

Channel 6 News reported, “It’s awesome to be able to make an impact on South Florida’s environment,” Waleri said. “We love this ecosystem and try to preserve it as much as possible.” 

The biologists at the conservancy in Florida said that this capture will go a long way to providing them with the research they need to understand Burmese pythons

Are Burmese Pythons Friendly to Humans?

Albino Burmese python on pebbles

Albino Burmese pythons can be yellow, orange, or white.

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It isn’t easy to imagine any python being friendly to humans. However, you might be surprised that this non-venomous Burmese python is not that dangerous to people or even pets. The Florida Museum reiterates that Burmese pythons will bite to defend themselves. However, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Animals that sense they are in danger will do everything they can to protect themselves.

When constricting their prey, Burmese pythons can provide about six pounds per square inch. We wonder if this amount of force is dangerous to humans. And it absolutely could be if a Burmese python were to do that to a human. 

However, the United States Geological Survey states, “There have been no human deaths from wild-living Burmese pythons in Florida. Overall, the risk of attack is very low.” This is with the understanding that we are leaving them alone and not attacking them. As we can see in the video posted at the top, this Burmese python felt threatened and did everything it could to defend itself from harm.

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Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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