She wasn’t going to let it get away.
A Florida woman let a 12-foot Burmese python know who’s boss after she unloaded a few rounds of her Glock handgun into the monster snake.
Naples resident Rachel Elizabeth Valverde came upon a massive python eating on one of her goats on Friday.
Armed with her Glock, she shot the snake, which immediately let go of the goat and attempted to slither away. But Valverde wasn’t finished. She continued firing at the snake until she was sure it was no longer a danger to her or anyone else.
WINK reporter Channing Frampton posted the video to the news outlet’s Facebook page, where he quoted Valverde: “12ft Python thought eating one of our goats for dinner was a good idea!”
It was definitely not a good idea, as the goat turned out to be the snake’s last meal.
That’s one less snake to worry about.
The video is below, but beware, it contains footage some may find disturbing.
Notice it did take quite a few rounds to kill the snake, which is evidence to python snakes’ toughness.
Pythons are not only tough — they are an increasing problem in Florida. Their presence poses a danger to native species, pets and even people, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Outdoor Life estimated that the population of pythons in the state ranges anywhere from 30,000 to more than 300,000, and the snakes can be found anywhere from the suburbs in Miami to the Everglades.
In fact, to help control the population of the snakes, the South Florida Water Management District holds python hunting competitions with cash prizes.
Perhaps Valverde should consider joining the competition.
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