the Florida Everglades are
internationally famous for alligators but now there’s a new king the Burmese
python these snakes are devastating our native wildlife
99% of the fur bearing wildlife are gone doing nothing is not an option
oh shoot right there right there and now I’ve made it my mission to take out
these invaders Hey got it holy what’s all about right here my name is trapper Mike I’m known as the
Python cowboy I sleep out in the Florida Everglades now I hunt big-ass snake so I just got a call from Miccosukee
Indian I know and I guess word around town is this area in the Everglades is
totally ran over by snakes so much so that the local Miccosukee are scared to
go in the area they kind of they kind of treat it like the snakes of curse so
they said that the area’s slapped full of snakes and not only that but there’s
a monster out there so we’re gonna go and get it so when you’re looking for pythons the
main thing you’re looking for is their pattern it stands out from everything
else there’s nothing down here that looks like the Python they got a shine
to it they got a real beautiful exotic look and it stands out you know weather
is just a piece of the snake is showing or what you look for that little bit of
shine you look for that little bit of pattern and you know while while we’re
talking right now if something were to happen because people you know people
kind of take it as a joke sometimes but there’s real shit out here you know it’s
it’s really no joke these these snakes can kill you an alligator can kill you a
lot can go wrong I have a Glock up here on the dash it’s loaded ready to go just
bring that down don’t freak out put the gun directly to the animal’s head try
not to shoot me and and double tap it if you have to but it’s important you know
for you to know that yeah all right good I’m counting on you right yep you know we should be seeing raccoons we
should be seeing possums otters we but should be seeing a lot more birds hogs
here even and you know as you see there’s nothing out here
everything’s gone it’s all been turned into snake shit basically and it’s just
it’s sad to see you know it’s all it I love our native wildlife our native
wildlife is a big part of how I make my living and it’s just you know it’s
terrible and that’s why you know that’s kind of why I’ve gotten involved with it
it’s just you know I can’t I can’t sit around while this invasive species
totally wipes out all all of my native wildlife oh shit right there right there see you come up here he’s here these animals are so tough that I’m
forced to go hands-on with them little guy this is on the smaller size of what we
normally catch a beautiful snake looks like it probably just said recently this
is probably about a little over six foot they’re so tough
and and their brain is actually so small and you have to hit it directly to even
phase them guns just isn’t an option I catch them all alive with my bare hands
and that’s the most secure way to get them out of the Everglades and out of
our ecosystem that’s it as soon as I got I’m like that
it’s over let’s go get the next one yes these reptiles they can lay a
hundred eggs at a time out a year and you know once a year that that’s a lot
there’s a lot of snakes out here and they’re multiplying at an incredible
rate at this point it’s not an elimination effort it’s it’s just not
possible it’s a control and management effort we’re stopping the spread from
spreading to other parts of Florida and we’re managing the current population of
pythons you know it’s a real serious situation and it’s as far as I’m
concerned it’s a state of emergency so onto the way to this spot we’re going
there’s a real cool abandoned facility it was used her in the Cold War in the
effort to get to space it was actually think the company was called an aero jet
and it’s a little spooky out there there’s a lot of snakes out there and I
think it’d be a real cool area for us to check out we’re here driving back in the
restricted area and we see this someone took a lot of time to neatly make an
arrow out of rocks pointing down that road there which just so happens to be
the road that we’re going down so I’m gonna scan take a look with my thermal
monocular and see if there’s anybody out there what the hell’s going on
I found dead dogs out here too fresh off a dogfight I found dump cars that were in a crime
in this area specifically is notorious for gang crime and different things like
that so it’s just a little spooky that we see this here but we’re gonna keep
going and hopefully everything will be all right this is the start of the
buildings here here yet these are used for rocket shit I guess it’s all about checking out check this
first one pythons like it in there it’s a nice
warm climate gets them out the get some outside yeah girl told you we fly one here so when
you capture these things you know it’s you got to be ready to battle
it’ll they’ll lay there they’re not scared of you they’re not going to move
unless you know they have a real reason to and they’re on the top of the food
chain there’s no other predator out there for them as soon as I put my hand on a minute it
is go time they they they’re gonna fight they come
right back try to strike at me but when I dodge their strikes they’ll start
curling up on my arm when they do that they spray musk and
poop all over me it’ll leave me sneaking out here in the glades for few days
yeah and yeah it’s it’s a real battle it’s like WWF and the swamp you know
what I mean it’s especially when you get a big one you get a 13 14 18 foot snake
it’s it’s no joke if you’re out here by yourself and it gets around your neck at
that that could be it this is what’s eating our Everglades do
you know of our native wildlife beautiful snake that was great we caught
that snake it uh kind of sucks it wasn’t that big but uh you know a Python out
the Everglades it’s good no matter what let’s see what else we can go get
tonight we’re getting real close to to the place
we want to be at we got one more gate to get through up here I think this this guy that called me he
might be onto some of them here it’s kind of looking even more sneaky as we
get there so we’re coming up in the area now
they’re doing a bunch of construction out here on the levy out here never
glades it’s all you know Water Management and
given access to different areas since they’ve been seen a lot of snakes
out here a real big one yeah look they’re piling up all this
limestone gravel out here they digged us up to build canals little reservoirs and
things like that and they pile it up here I guess don’t even look like there
is a swamp here man changes everything I think I might want to get down and walk
around a little bit here yeah let’s do that it’s a good one it’s a good one man get ready shit go south you got my back
yeah I don’t know if this is the wine but it’s a good-looking
this ain’t no small one come on got it yes sir holy what people so
what’s all about right here this thing right here to get this big I
don’t even want to think about how many ambulances here this right here is the
problem this right here is why everything’s get out of the Everglades
look at the size of this is that least a 16-foot snake damn missing string believe it or not
this animal this snakes actually really skinny it should be twice as big as this
big around it almost looks like yeah it’s a female
this snake just came off the nest what they do is they’ll a nest and they’ll
sit on it until the eggs hatch and as soon as the eggs hatch they leave the
nest and they go search for their first meal I got her before she got her first
meal thank God whew one more out the glades you big – so
what’s all about boys right here things easily over a hundred pounds easily all right so uh I’m gonna need your help
bagging this new drives she’s wrapping up on me yeah yeah she’s crushed my lake
so we had a real epic night tonight we got it we got a couple good snakes we
got the big one we came for I’m really glad I followed up on this and we came
out here but this is my home you know this is how I make my living I make my
living off of wildlife and and I was born and raised in it and it’s you guys
wouldn’t believe with driving four nights in that truck staring at the
ground in the middle of the swamp will do to you getting eaten up by mosquitoes
and it will drive you frickin crazy man so you know it’s it’s something you got
to love it’s something you got to have a real personal mission for me that’s
that’s saving the Everglades I think we should call it a night maybe after that
one there but the leg bleed could dripping wet ain’t no joke wrestling one
that big I’m telling you right now who separates the men from the boys yeah
I’m ready for some sleep and cold ice Yeti let’s get out of here EB
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The Burmese Python Problem In The Florida Everglades

100 thoughts on “The Burmese Python Problem In The Florida Everglades

  • June 19, 2019 at 8:32 pm
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    Check out the people that dress up and act like Ponies! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3fftwhfvE4&t=67s

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  • June 21, 2019 at 8:48 pm
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    Ya honestly you just need to go out there with 100 men with shotguns and sweep the area shoot on sight style.

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  • June 21, 2019 at 11:21 pm
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    That gun training was laughable, I hope it was just for show

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  • June 22, 2019 at 2:52 am
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    what do you do with these nasty buggers

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  • June 22, 2019 at 8:03 am
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    He may of got her but he didn't go back to find the 60 plus eggs she laid so?????

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  • June 22, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    Go for it dude ! Pythons don't belong in Florida . It's work for the good . But be safe : )

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  • June 22, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    Yo this dude has balls of steel mad respect

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  • June 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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    I graduated from Florida Atlantic. One of the coolest opportunities I had was being able to go out and learn how to trap and track these snakes, and study their reproductive habits and numbers with the FWC. Very tough creatures to find but man what an awesome research assignment.

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  • June 24, 2019 at 12:26 am
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    It would be interesting to know just how far north they could actually adapt to, like North Carolina!

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  • June 24, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    Unless we eradicate everything in the Everglades, it's impossible too get rid of Burms. They're here, and we can't stop 'em. They'll continue too reshape the Everglades ecosystem, until nature equalizes itself.

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  • June 25, 2019 at 10:59 pm
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    I don’t believe in guns but with these guys I would have no problem

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  • June 26, 2019 at 2:30 am
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    Thanks guys..isnt this pointless though? You catch a few off the road and there's a hundred in the swamp

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  • June 26, 2019 at 3:38 am
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    Gang crime, dog fights, giant pythons, alligators, hurricanes. Sounds like a wonderful place.

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  • June 26, 2019 at 4:06 pm
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    No wonder snakeskin shoes are so expensive!

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  • June 27, 2019 at 2:21 am
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    Thanks We really need you here sir 👍💥

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  • June 27, 2019 at 8:52 am
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    You’re amazing!

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  • June 27, 2019 at 3:41 pm
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    Why not kill them on the spot, cut their heads off for proof and leave the rest for mother nature?

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  • June 27, 2019 at 6:57 pm
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    You can sell to nationalized zoos around the world.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 3:23 am
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    This nigga is gonna get eaten, and totally deserve it.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    Fantastic good job! Wishes luck from sweden.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 10:53 pm
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    Wow! That's some scary shyt, Wrangling Up them big Snakes.
    Good job. Hunting or gathering I Would Be More careful.
    I would carry at least three knives, One on belt , neck Knife, y un boot knife.
    +Small Axe on belt or Machete.
    *FaceShield_ PaintballMask with breathable scarf to protect neck.
    (Football helmet-polymer visor).

    (We got hogs).

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  • June 29, 2019 at 4:34 am
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    Vermin, smdh😪😤

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  • June 30, 2019 at 5:52 am
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    What do you do with them after you catch them?

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  • June 30, 2019 at 11:45 pm
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    Your gonna endanger pythons now jerkoff

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  • July 2, 2019 at 4:22 am
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    Surprised on how many he found in such a short time.. great video 👍🏻

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  • July 6, 2019 at 2:14 am
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    YES!!!!!!! Double tap it if you have to🤣😎😏😭

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  • July 6, 2019 at 11:23 pm
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    Several moments later 😆

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  • July 7, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    I'd take so much joy watching you fuckers try to deal with snakes. Bunch of keyboard warriors 😂

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  • July 7, 2019 at 3:46 pm
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    Con un machete le arranco la cabeza 🇨🇺

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  • July 8, 2019 at 1:21 am
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    This guy is an idiot says he has to go hands on to be tough and guns are not an option smfh get a machete your gonna grab the wrong snake and your skinny was is gonna be snake shit geeze you all will try anything yo make q buck on YouTube lol

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  • July 8, 2019 at 1:23 am
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    Rotflmfao you put them rocks in the damn road geez

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  • July 8, 2019 at 8:11 pm
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    why dont ya just blow em apart with a shot gun and let em rot? Nature will do the rest.

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  • July 8, 2019 at 8:18 pm
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    Why you do my boy Tj like that 😭

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  • July 8, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    There wouldn't be a problem if they hadn't been allowed thru the pet trade & the idiots that set them free in the wild. That and putting a snake shed in a hurricane zone in south Florida. Hurricane Andrew comes along and sets them free and the Everglades is turning into the Neverglades. Sad.

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  • July 9, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    Open Season on these Bad Boys ! Fla lets you hunt them with Anything but Explosives

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  • July 9, 2019 at 5:29 am
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    Bush axe… battle over! WTF take alive??????

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  • July 10, 2019 at 3:17 am
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    I’m happy to let folks know that as of 2019, the FWC has authorized killing pythons by shotgun. In years past it was required for snake hunters to turn their catches in to the FWC, but that was proving to be too slow toward eradicating the invasive species. Now, certain hunters are authorized to shoot them on site. But, why not just stomp their heads when you catch them? And why are you out there solo?

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  • July 10, 2019 at 10:33 pm
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    HE TAKES STUPID RISKS…he doesnt have to catch the snakes this recklessly, smh, this was the dumbest shit i have seen in a minute, with his little butt, i dont even believe this, this was staged because nobody can be this dumb.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 4:05 am
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    Run em over 😃

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  • July 13, 2019 at 8:11 pm
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    Reading the comments. I think he may not only get a bounty but biologists can get needed data on what they are eating and if new genetics are present from cross breeding etc. This would keep track of numbers in an area and project an overall population. Forcing government to take stronger measures..

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  • July 14, 2019 at 11:07 am
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    This is so scripted 🙄🤦🏽‍♂️

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  • July 15, 2019 at 10:55 pm
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    How did I even get here? I hate snakes. Lol.

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  • July 15, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    I want to be his friend. He's pretty fucking cool.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    So what happens after you catch the snakes?

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  • July 17, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    so.. i was actually sent here from Best Ever Food Reviews with Sonny, doing his thing with this man as well. damn. dat xit is scary

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  • July 18, 2019 at 9:34 am
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    Why not just kill them

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  • July 18, 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    Problems with the video:
    1. The average clutch size is 36. The RECORD is 107, and a snake that laid that many eggs couldn't ever repeat it again, much less a year later. So that is just fear mongering.

    2. Yes they do have small brains. A shotgun would take care of that problem very easily though. He is just doing this for show. If you believe that he doesn't normally shoot them then you don't need to be on the internet by yourself.

    3. Asking an untrained camera man to fire a glock near you is idiotic. Especially since he seems to pretend that guns don't work. Rubbing alcohol would make the snake drop you faster.

    I've been struck by a burm, an anaconda, a reticulated python, indian python, and a half dozen smaller species. A bite from even that 6 foot snake would draw a ton of blood. The guy definitely has some balls doing this. I just don't like him making it theatrical. It's exciting enough without pretending you're fighting them like a WWE match.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 6:25 pm
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    I love ❤️ Florida

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  • July 20, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Why didn't you execute them?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    Not to shit on what this guy does for a living, he’s doing a good thing and he’s braver than me, but the results seem kind of futile. He can only really catch the ones that are a few feet from the side of the road, what about the other 99% that are deep in the swamp and riverbanks? For every one they catch how many are being born?

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  • July 22, 2019 at 4:45 am
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    You were on that one show with dusty cum

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  • July 23, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    this is a job that i dont believe i could EVER learn to do

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  • July 24, 2019 at 2:34 am
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    What do you do with them after you catch them?

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  • July 24, 2019 at 3:03 am
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    Now this was a real snake hunt and catch. Snake didn't just lay there and act sedated or used to being handled.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 12:42 am
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    👍👌

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  • July 26, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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    My hero man that's badass dude

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  • July 26, 2019 at 11:35 pm
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    I hate that the snakes are being killed for a problem that HUMANS made!!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 1:29 am
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    Serious question. Why not kill it before you bag it? Seems like it would save you a lot of effort and trouble if it has to be put down anyway.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 12:16 am
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    " guns do nothing, and I do it all with my bare hands." he says this after we just saw two big ass guns in his big ass truck. what the hell does he use his guns as then if it just " phases the snakes"

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  • August 6, 2019 at 4:47 pm
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    Thank u

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:07 pm
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    you really shouldn't kill these beautiful animals, relocating them is the best option

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  • August 21, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    So once you bag them and remove them, what next? How do you kill them? Then what do you do with the carcass?

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    im just thinking how many animals were ate for it to get 12 plus foot then times the number of them out there there wont be anything left

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  • August 26, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    How do the hunters destroy python eggs when they find them.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 12:29 am
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    Why don't you shoot them in the field?

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  • August 28, 2019 at 4:55 am
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    Mom I want to be a snake hunter when I grow up.
    Ryan, you’re 27. Shut the fuck up

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  • August 29, 2019 at 12:18 pm
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    why don't you just blast it's head off?

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  • August 29, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    You are gad Ass bro..!!!

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  • September 1, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    Why not just shoot them instead of catching them

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  • September 3, 2019 at 7:33 am
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    Hey bud, those snakes have no girth to them. Find a real python and let’s see you manhandle that one, not those toothpicks u been catching

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  • September 6, 2019 at 2:09 am
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    Kevin will eat all of those thank you

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  • September 7, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    Nigga said WWF he oldschool

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  • September 8, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    Why can’t you grab the tail and then use a ax to kill them. Seems easier than grabbing the heads.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 3:57 am
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    He’s definitely a boss driving like that 🙌🏽🙌🏽

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  • September 10, 2019 at 2:37 pm
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    Thank you

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  • September 11, 2019 at 12:30 am
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    I live in Southern Florida. Just how stupid are these python hunters? You don't grab the dang thing and bag it up alive. You bring a shotgun out there and blast the things away as you see them. There are so very many of them out there that you could probably blast 100 of them with a 12 gauge in one day. Seriously, there are that many out there that you could blast 100 per day or night. They're absolutely everywhere in the Everglades. So what do you do then? Go out there the very next day with your 12 gauge and blast 100 more. Just keep blasting away. That's the only way we're going to get rid of these things.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 1:45 am
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    Yes I fear snakes and can’t stop watching snake videos. Go figure.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 4:21 am
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    These damn snakes don’t belong anywhere in the United States, they need to be outlawed. Irresponsible snake owners release them into the Everglades.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:14 am
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    Good work! That’s a big sucker!

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  • September 12, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    Good job boys.Save Florida for people…

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  • September 12, 2019 at 8:33 pm
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    Why can't they chop heads off the snakes? and how do they kill them? Well stupid me, I forgot they need the whole thing for money reward which is ok by me.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 2:23 am
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    Why don't you just kill them, like chop their heads off or just hack them in pieces?

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  • September 14, 2019 at 5:00 am
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    I got something a lil bit bigger than that it makes the ladies scream

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  • September 15, 2019 at 12:36 am
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    There is a really serious problem and the approach is this macho horseshit ???? Really….WTF??

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  • September 15, 2019 at 9:18 am
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    Probally biggest badass ever lol

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  • September 16, 2019 at 7:17 am
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    @13:00 "That's a HUGE BITCH !!!!"

    well done sir

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  • September 17, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    Shit got real from the jump if you ain't gone shoot get out the truck bitch

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  • September 18, 2019 at 1:01 am
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    Props to this dude. Those snakes are so strong and he just knows what he’s doing. He knows what he’s talking about and we need more of him

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  • September 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm
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    They're gunna find his skinny ass in the belly of one of those monsters! I hope not, I'm thankful that guys like him fight the good fight to try and put a dent in the Snake problem

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  • September 23, 2019 at 2:19 am
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    Do you eat them ? I've ate rattlesnake before taste pretty good. I suppose you could eat pythons. Definitely cut down on the grocery bill.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    I think King Cobras may be the solution to these things. Unfortunately people would never go for it but it would bring back the furry animals to some degree and are likely the only thing which could curtail their spread.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 2:10 pm
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    You can find them as far north as crystal river now

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  • September 30, 2019 at 4:04 am
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    Kind of sad how humans always mess up, not matter where in the world, and always bring in species that are not supoosed to be there.

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  • October 2, 2019 at 12:50 am
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    I’d carry a hammer and hit that bitch in the head. Done

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  • October 3, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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    get em while they are small enough to handle

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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:36 pm
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    Don’t gators have a chance to kill them?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:40 pm
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    Bring some Malaysians they catch these things better than anybody I know.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:43 pm
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    Here in Montana we’re getting wild hogs coming in from Saskatchewan and Alberta, now I wanna thin those bastards out.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:54 am
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    Guys, is there no way to trap the snakes? Manually hunting them seems incredibly efficient. Just curious.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    I would carry a couple of machetes around and hack them in half. Go for the heads at the least – fuck wrestling with them.

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