Everglades tour guide wrestles python

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(CNN) – Patrons on a boat tour of the Everglades in Florida got a little extra for their money when their tour guide jumped out of the boat and started wrestling a 10-foot python.

“I didn’t even realize it was over 10 feet. I didn’t realize it was three times the size of my own arm,” said tour guide Tommy Owen.

Owen said he decided to go in after the massive snake because it didn’t belong in the swamp.

“I had to make sure I caught that one, because it’s just one less out there, one less eating native species.”

Once Owen got a hold of the snake, his guide partner killed it. And as for the family, they got a great story to tell.