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The 17 foot snake was caught in Florida

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Mike Kimmel with the 17-foot python he caught draped around his neck.

But as soon as he saw his latest catch, he knew that was something to remember.

Kimmel, owner of Martin County Trapping & Wildlife Rescue, went to Florida Everglades last week hoping to catch a giant Burmese python.

He heads to a desert island where he sees crocodile dung and a black snake – but then arrives on top of a giant python which he immediately knows is special. “My heart starts pounding,” Kimmel told CNN. “I’ve caught a big one before, but this one looks really big.”

He was truly intimidated by snakes, he said, but he was not known as Python Cowboy for nothing. After a brief struggle and an unpleasant bite, all of them were trapped inside him Youtube video, Kimmel was able to reach the head of a female snake and managed to drag it back to his boat, where he put her to sleep.

Kimmel is waiting for the state authority for official measurements. When he measured the snake at home, it was around 17 feet long and he estimated that it weighed around 130 to 150 pounds, he said.

The largest python captured in Florida is 18 feet, 8 inches, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The snakes began to appear on the Everglades in the 1980s, most likely left by pet owners when they were too big to handle. Some may have escaped from breeding facilities that were destroyed during Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Now wildlife officials estimate there may be as many as 100,000 pythons living on the Everglades. The snake kills native animals including racoons, beavers, birds and even crocodiles.

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Kimmel plans to sell the snake skin on its website. He said he would also receive payments from the Florida Python Action Team, which pays people to eliminate invasive species.

“I am proud that I came out on top and I know that I will get a good salary from that,” Kimmel said. “But most importantly, a snake of that size can really get anything, so I’m happy to get this dangerous predator out of the ecosystem.”

Alaa Elassar from CNN contributed to this report.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets Ptix.bm For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS 'There will be room'

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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