By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-
A snake this large is a clear and present danger to pets and small children. While most snakes can be dispatched with a shovel or hoe, I would not want to attempt that with this python. It might take offense.
A firearm is a stand off weapon that allows you to apply deadly force at a distance. A picture with the article shows the python was shot in the head, killing it quickly and humanely.
The snake was a surprise for the teen who discovered it. From kfor.com:
“I come outside, and the snake is literally slithering in our yard, and I’m like ‘Oh, no, this is a dream.’ So, I shut the door and open it back up, and it’s for sure not a dream. So, I go tell my dad,” Lara said.
It wasn’t just any snake either but a 14-foot-long python.
“My dad was like ‘Hey, just go get the shovel’ and I was like ‘No, we need the gun. Like, this is a huge snake.’ I didn’t know how long it was at the time, but I knew it was big enough to eat someone, you know,” …Read the Rest