Researchers estimate there are nearly 30,000 pythons in the Florida Everglades, and most grow to be 8 to 10 feet long.
The carpet python named Nike is recovering at a veterinary clinic after being found near death by animal handlers.
"People pretend they're winning when they're having their arms and legs hacked off."
The man called the 8-foot python "Tiny."
In one photo, the alligator "seems to have the upper hand."
It was captured along a busy road.
Police said the reptile was "not fond" of the officers' attention.
The security guard wrestled the snake after finding it blocking a road in the Indonesian island of Sumatra.