MIAMI, Florida --Dusty "Wildman" Crum catches snakes for a living.
The South Florida Water Management District pays hunters $8.10 an hour to catch and dispose of pythons in an effort to protect the Everglades.
But when hunters wrestle a big one into submission, they can earn even more cash.
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Fortunately for Dusty, he just spent some close quality time with a snake he compared to Andre the Giant or Hulk Hogan.
The massive python he caught with his bare hands was an incredible 16-feet, 10-inches long, and weighed 130 pounds.
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"Whoo! 16-10, baby! Man, that's a big one," Dusty exclaimed, as officials weighed the animal. "Biggest snake I ever caught in my life right there."
With the giant catch, there was a much bigger payday, too: $375.
Hunters can get a $50 bonus for a four-foot long snake, and $25 additional for each foot above.
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Lucky for Dusty, officials rounded up on this deal.
The district also pays out an extra $100 for each python found guarding nests with eggs.
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