WSVN A massive python was caught in the Everglades, Thursday night, and it was all captured on camera. The large snake was wrangled by professional python hunter Dustin Crum. “We went in the water,” said Crum. “I had a Rick Flair leg lock on this snake. I said, ‘Help me! Help me!’ I got let go. We got the head and brought this monster out of the swamp.” Crum caught the beast in the Everglades near Tamiami Trail. The hunter and his friends had to wrestle the 17- to 18-foot long python for almost 20 minutes. Crum said this is the strongest python he’s ever encountered. Earlier this year, Crum also caught a “16-foot-10-inch” python, which he believes doesn’t hold a candle to his most recent catch. The invasive species is known to have a destructive effect on the Everglades ecosystem.
It’s Ric Flair week, as the much anticipated Ric Flair 30 For 30 documentary debuts on ESPN on November 7th, but this story out of Florida caught our attention. Florida Everglades python hunter Dustin Crum caught a 17 to 18 foot long python, which nearly escaped, until he got the gigantic snake in what he called a “Ric Flair leg lock.” Wooooooooooo! Of course, it would be impossible to actually get a snake in a figure four leg lock because a snake has no legs, but we appreciated Dustin Crum giving professional wrestling icon “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair a shout out in his python hunting interview.
If Ric Flair did use a figure four leg lock to capture a python, we all know how that python would end up, as a beautiful pair of five thousand dollar shoes:
Only in Florida:
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