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This African Python Hunter Sticks His Leg in a Giant Hole to Catch a Man-Eating Python

This python hunter is about to do something completely crazy to catch a massive African rock python.

You’re probably familiar with noodling, a sport that involves using one’s bare arm as bait to catch large catfish. You’re about to see the African python hunter’s version of noodling.

This video is narrated in French, but not to worry, it’s pretty clear what’s going on. A rag tag team of snake hunters are trying to lure an enormous African rock python out of a large hole in the ground by using  guy’s bare legs as bait. He must have drawn the short stick that morning.

These guys are traditional python hunters from somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa. Python hunters are hardcore, to say the least. Sometimes they dive into these holes head first and wrestle the pythons out of their dens.

The African rock python is one of the largest snakes in the world. They are non-venomous, but highly aggressive, and they can grow to more than 20 feet long. A 20-foot African rock python could feed a village for days.

We’ll stick to whitetail and elk.

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