World Snake Day: How to catch a snake with your bare hands!

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Jim Lipscomb of the South Florida Herpetological Society stares into the eyes of a blood python during the Repticon event held at The Box Expo Center Saturday, April 30, 2016. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post

Today is World Snake Day! Although it’s a relatively obsecure holiday, wildlife enthusiasts and snake-lovers join together today to celebrate their common love of snakes.

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Reporter Barbara Marshall holds the python’s head while trying to retrieve the white snake bag.

To pay tribute to this, we recall when Palm Beach Post reporter, Barbara Marshall ‘wrestled’ a mighty python!:

An excerpt from the original story:

“You want me to do what with that?

Catch it with my bare hands?

Ha ha. I thought you were serious.

Wait, you are? You expect me to pick up that giant snake? And put it into a bag? Oh no, no, no. Hell, no.”

Read the entire story: An 8-foot python wrapped around my arm? No problem!

 

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