The recent Florida capture of a Burmese python measuring a state-record 18 feet, 8 inches, made headlines around the country.
A story I posted on GrindTv Outdoor was featured on the Yahoo homepage Monday and Tuesday and garnered 4 million views.
There were photos of scientists posing with the dead snake, courtesy of the University of Florida, but the missing element was video footage showing Jason Leon pulling the massive reptile from the brush and stabbing it to death.
That's where TomoNews US comes in. Its staff put together the accompanying animated video portraying what happened, based on reports, late at night on a highway in southeast Miami-Dade County.
The video is somewhat informative and viewers who are not angry with Leon for killing the snake probably will find the footage to be amusing.
It should be stressed that Burmese pythons are an invasive species and a threat to Florida's native wildlife. Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hopes to contain or control their numbers as effectively as possible, and praised Leon for removing this particular predator.