Miami Man Tangles With Record Python

May 21, 2013

Most drivers wouldn't do what Jason Leon did when he saw a large snake poking its head out of the brush beside the road: He pulled over, grabbed the snake and started pulling.

Jason Leon with his python, left; at right, UF lab workers show record length.
Credit Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

What he ended up with -- after a tussle and help from his friends -- was a record-setting giant Burmese python, as pictured on HuffPost Miami.