National Enquirer - - REAL LIFE -

HUNT­ING su­per­sized snakes in the Florida Everglades, Mike Kim­mel nearly died when a Burmese python sunk its teeth into his arm! Mike risked grab­bing the 17foot beast’s tail in­stead of its head — and al­most paid the price with his life. The snake’s curved fangs, en­gi­neered by Mother Na­ture to im­pale and hold prey, sliced a vein below his el­bow.

“At this point, my main con­cern is not black­ing out,” re­called Mike, 32, who lives in Martin County and owns Martin County Trap­ping & Wildlife Res­cue. Even­tu­ally he was able to mus­cle the mon­ster into his boat, de­tach it from his wounded arm and put it into a se­cured crate.

Kim­mel’s a pro­fes­sional trap­per

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