Originally Posted by tcontic
I suspect they were hunting it and the "trauma" you mention is a shotgun blast! I do know there is open season on them in the 'glades because they have become so invasive and are trying to work their way north, although I think environmental factors (as in hard freeze) will limit just how far they can actually spread.
I watch too much NatGeo and Discovery... they had an episode on just this thing. Or was it that Exterminators reality show thingie, where they were hunting feral pigs, which have also "taken over". One of those. But yeah, they were wrestling huge non-native snakes like that outta places all over South Florida.