Everglades tour guide wrestles massive python
POSTED: Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 3:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 3:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — People on a tour boat ride in the Everglades had a front row seat as their tour guide jumped out of the boat and started wrestling a 10-foot python. And all of it was caught on camera.
The amazing video shows it all - a tour guide face-to-face with one of Southwest Florida's most dangerous species.
But for guide Tommy Owen, the catch of a lifetime was just an ordinary day.
"I grew up here, so this is pretty standard for the most part," he said.
Owen works for Everglades Adventure Tours. He was out on the water with a family on Tuesday when he saw a massive python swimming through the swamp.
"I didn't even realize it was 10 feet - definitely thought it was over 6 feet - definitely bigger than me. I didn't realize it was three times the size of my arm," he said.
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