As their name would suggest, Burmese Pythons are indigenous to Burma or thereabout in Asia. However some made their way to Florida either because they escaped from captivity or perhaps because they were released by irresponsible owners who no longer wanted to look after them.
Video below is from an Animal Planet “Monster Week” Special that was run under a title “Devoured: Man-Eating Super Snake Returns”. In the segment, South Florida snakes expert Steve Masek captures a Burmese Python in the wild, but as he shows the snake off on camera, the python bites him in the face and nose and doesn’t want to let go. By using his hands, Steve Masek is able to get the snake off his face but at the price of getting its teeth sunk in his hands. With help from his assistant who poured cranberry juice down the snake’s throat, the powerful grip was loosened and Steve Masek was freed.
Lesson to learn – never go to the bush without cranberry juice.
Props to Best Gore member NuvosOrdo for the video: