Man Jumps Into Water Onto 17.5′ Python

Kyle Penniston was riding along a levee looking for pythons as part of a program to take out the invasive snakes. Pythons are wreaking havoc on the environment in Florida.

Kyle Penniston saw a snake in the water and jumped in to get it. When Penninston grabbed the snake by the head, he realized he was in for a fight. The Snake was much larger than he realized. In a Facebook post, Kyle Penniston explained the encounter. Luckily he made it out with only minor injuries.

Here is his post from Facebook

So this snake just showed me you really can do anything. I just caught this python alone, I was riding along the levee and saw this massive girl in the water. Jumped out and grabbed her by the head and realized how big she truly was. She started wrapping me while I tried getting her up the levee, she ended up making me loose my grip and as soon as I knew it she had my hand in her mouth. I grabbed my pistol off my side loaded one in the chamber and it jammed. I kept fighting till we were both dead of energy. I finally was able to get her up the levee and l euthanized her as it’s required by our program. Also thanks to Brian Hargrove for stoping to get some pictures for me. #blessed. Ended up being 17’5 120lbs

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