Ain’t no one messin’ with my goat!
There’s not a ton of backstory to the video below, but all you need to know is that a woman named Rachel Valverde of Naples, Florida stumbled up a Burmese Python making dinner out of one of her goats (Valverde owns a herd of goats). And so what did Valverde do in order to save her goat? She shot the hell out of the snake multiple times.
Now there’s no word on what happened to the goat afterwards, but it didn’t look good at all so I’m going to assume he didn’t make it.
Check out the graphic video below of this woman going Rambo on a python.
Woman Shoots Python After She Finds It Eating One Of Her Goats (Graphic)
Well that was horrifying.
Now before you folks go nuts on this lady just know that this type of python is not native to the state of Florida, but there are thousands of them roaming around and snacking on things. And irresponsible owners are to blame. Here’s what it states on NPS.gov:
In recent years, snakes from around the world have been turning up in and around Everglades National Park. Burmese pythons, one of the largest snake species on earth, are now known to be breeding in the park and spreading throughout south Florida. Originally from southeast Asia, Burmese pythons are now frequently found in south Florida. More than 2,000 pythons have been removed from the park and surrounding areas since 2002, likely representing only a fraction of the total population.
The population of Burmese pythons presently established in the park is the result of accidental and/or intentional releases by pet owners.
In conclusion, these snakes are just hanging out in Florida and attacking animals because some pet owners are total idiots.
h/t Outdoor Hub