MIAMI (FOX News) — A group of tourists on a boat ride through the Florida Everglades got a front row seat to an incredible sight: Their tour guide wrestling a 10-foot Burmese python.
WBBH-TV reports guide Tommy Owen was out on the boat with a family Tuesday when he spotted the massive, non-native snake in the water. He says his instincts took over, and he hopped in after it.
“I didn’t even realize it was 10 feet — definitely thought it was over 6 feet — definitely bigger than me. I didn’t realize it was three times the size of my arm,” Owen said.
“With a snake especially that big, you get one chance to grab it by the neck where it doesn’t bite you. I had him, eventually exposed the neck to Warren. I want the head away — that’s the most dangerous part of the snake so I exposed the neck and he was able to eventually make that cut,” Owen told WBBH-TV.
The family on the tour caught the whole incident on camera.