19 foot python caught after wrestling Florida man
The dangerous invasive species, which has wreacked havoc on the Florida eco-system, was spotted by student Jason Leon alongside a road in rural Miami-Dade County.
Jason was out on his motorbike when he spotted three feet of the snake poking out of a bush and tried to bring it out into the open, but the giant python had other ideas.
Revealing its true length, the huge snake began wrapping itself round his leg and arm. While apprehensive to kill the snake, Jason wrestled with the deadly reptile before eventually a friend stepped in and cut off its head.
The snake was then given to the University of Florida, where it was found to be a record-breaker.
Burmese Pythons have had a severe impact on the environment since they were since spotted in Florida in 1979. It is estimated that now as many as 180,000 could be loose in the wild there.