Snakesgiving! Mom and son display some sssslick teamwork to remove a python stuck inside their car tire
A video of a snake trapper teaming up with him mom to remove a large python that was stuck inside his car’s tire has gone viral.
Snake trapper Mike Kimmel, who goes by the nickname Python Cowboy, shared a video of him and his mom pulling out a large python stuck in his cars right rear tire the week before Thanksgiving.
The 29-second TikTok, titled ‘Thanksgiving in Florida,’ starts with Kimmel’s mom bravely holding onto the giant reptile’s tail behind a car parked in a garage while he grabs onto the head of the python hanging out the tire barrel.
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The TikTok titled ‘Thanksgiving in Florida’ starts with Kimmel’s mom bravely holding on to the snake’s tail while he grabs onto the head of the python
As she tugs, Kimmel’s mom notes ‘My hands are greasy,’ while Kimmel shimmies and maneuvers the trapped snake’s head.
After a few seconds of effort, Kimmel frees the snake’s head and his mom is able to yank it from under the car to cheers from family members off camera.
‘Nice job, Mom,’ Kimmel says, beaming with pride, ‘you’re a freaking natural.’
It was not clear how the large python got into the tire well but the video has been viewed 3.6 million times.
Kimmel, who has over 225,000 followers, lists himself as a wildlife consultant and professional hunter based in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Pythons believed to be descended from pets freed from captivity over past decades are now ravaging native species in parts of South Florida and overrunning the Everglades. The pythons, which can grow to 20 feet and 200 pounds, are devouring native mammal and bird populations.
After yanking the snake Kimmel tells his mom ‘Nice job, Mom! you’re a freaking natural’
Kimmel, who has over 225,000 followers, lists himself as a wildlife consultant and professional hunter based in Port St. Lucie, Florida
In November, a python snuck aboard a sailboat in the Florida Keys and ended up staying until the boat finished its nearly 100-mile voyage, police said.
The crew found the 7-foot snake in the boat’s shower after docking earlier this month in Marco Island on southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast after the trip from Indian Key, a distance of about 95 miles around the southern tip of the peninsula.
Police quickly responded and transferred the invasive snake after its joyride to a local wildlife handler, according to a police news release.