Five men have captured an enormous 17-foot python in Florida, and their photos have gone viral. Pythons, known for their size and prowess as predators, are feared and elusive creatures. In the Big Cypress National Preserve, this team of hunters led by conservationist Mike Elfenbein and his son Cole encountered the colossal reptile while searching for invasive species. Alongside them were hunters Trey Barber, Carter Gavlock, and Holden Hunter, who joined forces to capture the massive serpent.
Describing the gripping encounter, Elfenbein shared on Instagram the struggle it took to control the 17-foot python, weighing nearly 90 kilograms. Despite the reptile’s attempts to resist and raise its body, the team managed to restrain it. Elfenbein expressed relief at removing such a predator from the Everglades, preventing further harm to the native wildlife.
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The post showcasing their achievement has attracted attention and comments from numerous users, praising the team’s efforts and expressing awe at the sheer size of the captured python. Some have commended the hunters for their bravery in successfully capturing the giant reptile without any harm befalling them.