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Python hunters grapple with giant Florida Everglades invaders for $8.10 an hour

Python hunters grapple with giant Florida Everglades invaders for $8.10 an hour

Bagging an egg-laden, 15-foot Burmese python in the Everglades brought Leonardo Sanchez and his friends $675.

Judging from what they went through to catch it, there are easier ways to make money.

“One of my friends tried to grab her as she was making a turn in the trees, and the snake came up right in front of his face and was looking him in the face ready to bite him,” Sanchez said. “He started saying ‘whoa, whoa, whoa.’ I jumped on it chest first and the snake came up to bite me, and she had my whole thumb in her mouth, and she bit it once and let it go. I started dripping blood from my hand really bad, and I was wiping it on my pants so I wouldn’t lose the grip on the...

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