Burmese pythons pose a threat to the delicate ecosystem of the Everglades because they have no predators and are able to reproduce rapidly.
The Piper aircraft crashed close to a highway in Florida after its single engine failed at around 2,000 feet.
There were no injuries from the shootout. A 33-year-old white man, who was not named, was taken into custody on Sunday night.
Burmese pythons are one of the largest species of snakes in the world and are usually found in southeast Asia, but are an invasive species elsewhere, including the Florida Everglades.
"It breaks our heart to lose these animals," Sam Haught, a co-owner of the attraction, said in a statement.
The record-breaking snake was captured around 35 miles west of Miami.
David Orin has a love of reptiles that allows him to admire their beauty, even in situations that look scary.
"I was proud that I came out on top."
Snaggletooth is a dominant bull that roams the Big Cypress National Preserve in Flordia.
It's unclear when the area of the national park where the girl was bitten will re-open.
The reptile was the second largest snake ever removed by a member of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Python Action Team, the agency said.
The "large male American crocodile" had been courting a female in the Everglades National Park.
Researchers estimate there are nearly 30,000 pythons in the Florida Everglades, and most grow to be 8 to 10 feet long.
Some fear oil and gas interests would use the proposed development to gain access to the area.