Alec Baldwin singles out Stephen Colbert, John Oliver for turning talk shows onto ‘grand juries’

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Alec Baldwin is singling out Stephen Colbert and John Oliver for using their talk-show pulpits for political purposes, issuing a tweet in pointing specifically to the hosts of Global’s “The Late Show” and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight.”

“Talk shows were once promotional pit stops for some blithe chit chat about movies, etc.” wrote the “Match Game” star in a tweet.

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“Now the likes of @iamjhnoliver and @StephenAtHome have flipped that and they are beginning to resemble grand juries,” he continued.

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While Baldwin’s statement doesn’t make clear whether he’s praising the hosts for elevating talk shows into more substantive political discussions or taking them to task for rendering a form of televised judgement, there’s an argument to be made that it’s the latter.

That’s because Baldwin’s tweet is preceded by his retweet of a 上海夜生活 video by “White Famous” actor Michael Rapaport, in which he shreds Oliver for blindsiding Dustin Hoffman during a panel discussion about “Wag the Dog” by relentlessly pursuing questions about allegations of sexual harassment that have recently been levelled against the 80-year-old actor.

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Rapaport’s tweet is below, but be forewarned that he uses explicit language that could prove offensive to some.

Baldwin was quickly slammed on 上海夜生活 by those who disagreed with the argument (which he didn’t necessarily make) that talk shows are becoming too political.

However, Baldwin later made it very clear that his vague statement was intentional when he replied to a 上海夜生活 user who sarcastically wrote, “Oh to return to the glory days where charming tales of rampant misogyny could be told to an adoring audience while smoking a cigarette and drinking a cocktail!”

WATCH: ‘Welcome to Hell’: SNL’s female cast members take on sexual harassment with music video 

To which Baldwin replied, “Notice, if you will, that I don’t express a preference. If I could bottle the sanctimony here…”

The 上海夜生活 exchange continued: “Beg to differ,” wrote the 上海夜生活 user. “Your subtext seems pretty clear. Evoking a grand jury is freighted with meaning.”

“What meaning is that?” replied Baldwin.

Accused of being “obtuse,” Baldwin fires back by dismissing the 上海夜生活 user as “angry” and “harsh.”

Baldwin continued to explain himself in subsequent tweets, noting that the “tidal wave of accusations” regarding Harvey Weinstein and his ilk have yet to result in any convictions.

He continued to reply to 上海夜生活 users who interpreted his tweet in a way that he says he didn’t intend it to be.

Baldwin also plays an inept Donald Trump character on Saturday Night Live, for which he won an Emmy.

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Kenow wildfire report points to lack of communication during event, Alberta minister disagrees

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A report released by the Municipal District of Pincher Creek says a lack of cooperation ignited issues before the Kenow wildfire even started this summer.

The report by Kenneth Kendall Consulting, highlights a lack of communication between the federal and provincial government and the M.D., but Municipal Affairs Minister Shaye Anderson indicated he took issue with the report.

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    “To be quite frank, I think it lacks a bit of the rigor and the comprehensiveness of a typical post-incident assessment,” Anderson said on Wednesday. “We think our officials did a great job on the ground, the municipal officials did a great job and we can always learn, but we are disappointed in the lack of credibility there.”

    The report states the premier was given information about things like structural damage and fire status well before M.D. officials.

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    “The elected municipal representatives of the M.D. of Pincher Creek didn’t have that information to share with the constituents,” the report reads. “This was a major black eye to the local councillors and [a] significant example of poor communication between government departments and levels of governments.”

    Anderson disputed that assessment.

    “I completely disagree with that statement , that’s inaccurate,” he said. “The premier had the information that was given to local officials on the ground. Provincial and local officials are given that information as soon as possible.”

    The report also highlights communication issues between people on the front lines of the fire and the M.D.

    “During the event, the M.D. of Pincher Creek chief administrative officer (CAO)/director of emergency management (DEM) was frustrated with the lack of timely and accurate information from the Regional Fire Chief and had requested a senior fire officer be assigned to the EOC (emergency operations centre). This did not occur after several requests.”

    The M.D. of Pincher Creek’s chief administrative officer refused to comment on the report on Wednesday.

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    The debrief also claims while Parks Canada was set up in the M.D. building, they did not share timely information with M.D. officials.

    “Parks Canada was a guest in the M.D.’s building and the CAO/DEM could have stepped into the council chambers and demanded hourly updates on the speed and direction of the fire from the moment the fire entered the national park,” the report says. “Or more importantly, Parks Canada would have easily been able to walk down the hall and provide that information to the M.D. on an hourly basis in hopes of keeping informed their longtime neighbour. From this information, a more robust response of M.D. resources and more accurate public information could have been generated.”

    In a statement, Parks Canada said it did not receive an advanced copy of the debrief before it was published and was not involved in the production of the report. However, the federal agency said it did participate in the M.D. of Pincher Creek’s debriefing session held on Oct. 3. Parks Canada said it is “currently reviewing the document.”

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    “Parks Canada values the collaboration with all wildfire management partners, agencies and local authorities on the Kenow fire. Collaboration was essential to developing a rapid and successful response to the Kenow fire, which was an exceptional wildfire event.

    “Efforts by all partners were critical to the monitoring and management of the Kenow fire,” Parks Canada said. “Extremely dry conditions and high winds caused rapid progress of the Kenow fire on Sept. 11, 2017.

    “Despite tremendous efforts by Parks Canada and many partners, the fire advanced quickly and some properties were damaged within the national park and adjacent to the park. We are grateful that no serious injuries were sustained or lives lost during this incident. Our thoughts are with those who have sustained property damage and loss.”

    Parks Canada said as it does with any “major incident,” it is now analyzing the Kenow fire and developing an “after action report as part of standard fire management practice and are also participating in partner agencies’ debriefings to identify successful actions and lessons learned.

    “We will continue to work with provincial partners and neighbouring jurisdictions with the objective of continuous improvement of emergency response and fire management.”

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    The consulting firm that wrote the report told Global News it took about a month to complete the review and that information was gathered from a series of debrief meetings with M.D. staff and officials, key stakeholders – including government agencies – and also residents who were directly impacted.

    The consulting firm has previously worked with the M.D. and has provided them with emergency response and incident command training in recent years.

    Anderson said he has an issue with the way information was gathered for the report.

    “My understanding is, they did reach out to one official of ours and spoke for approximately 10 minutes, which is not typical of what happens in one of these reports,” he said. “It’s usually way more comprehensive, so we are a little disappointed in that.”

    He also confirmed the province will be doing its own comprehensive review of the Kenow wildfire, adding it will be complex.

    MLA Pat Stier, who represents constituents in the M.D. of Pincher Creek, said residents had expressed concern about the communication during the fire. Anderson said those concerns will be addressed in the province’s report. He did not provide a timeline for when that report will be complete, but said it will be made available to the public when it’s finished.

    Parks Canada said it is also doing its own review of the fire but did not specify when or if it would be made available.

    Here is a link to the full report.

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Kingston, Homestead to negotiate controversial twin high-rise project – Kingston

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On Tuesday night during a Kingston city council meeting, city staff presented council with a lengthy 200-page report that includes the latest on a controversial twin high-rise residential development proposed for lower Queen Street.

The developer, Homestead Land Holdings Limited, wants to tear down two large parking lots in the downtown core and put up one 17-storey and one 19-storey structure with about 400 residential rental units in each building.

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In June 2017, Homestead filed an appeal with the Ontario Municipal Board. According to Homestead, the appeal was filed because the city took longer than the allotted 180 days to make a decision on the project.

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While the information report given to council was not discussed or debated, city officials said they are they’re still awaiting the outcome of a peer review.

“We’re going through a review as stated in our staff report. That will be brought forward through the Ontario Municipal Board meeting,” said Lanie Hurdle, commissioner of Community Services.

The city’s position is still up in the air but the mayor said negotiations have begun between the city and Homestead.

“[We’re hoping for] a compromise. [To] come up with a deal that the city can support. There’s still some technical analysis that our city’s planning staff is still undertaking,” said Kingston mayor, Bryan Paterson.

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Since the project was announced in 2015, it has been plagued with controversy by local groups. Some believe Homestead is ignoring the city’s Official Plan and zoning bylaws.

“If you live in a single-family home, is it appropriate to put a 20-storey high rise right next to you? That’s something that Official Plan was trying to deal with — stable neighbourhoods, neighbourhood transitions, getting things in a systematic order so people aren’t faced with a wall of building in front of them,” said Vicki Schmolka, a member of the Coalition of Kingston Communities.

A second pre-hearing on the matter is scheduled for February 2018.

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Here are the most talked about moments on Facebook 2017

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International Women’s Day was the most talked about moment on Facebook both in Canada and around the world in 2017.

It had over 430 million interactions from 165 million people —; more than double the interactions on the same topic in 2016.

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In Canada, the other most talked about events were Gord Downie’s death and the Las Vegas Massacre.

The Women’s March on Jan. 21 also took the crown for the largest Facebook event in 2017 – with over half a million people participating both on and off the platform.

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The company said it also sparked more than 15,000 other related events on the day, in which millions of people from over 100 countries took part.

Other top talked about moments in Canada included celebrity deaths, mass shootings and the viral video of a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines plane.

“This data shows that this year was a hard one, sometimes wrought with painful events that caused harm to people around the world,” the company said in a statement. “But through these tough times, people showed their resilience and how there is true strength when communities support one another.”

Here are the top ten talked about moments on Facebook:

    International Women’s DayGordon Downie’s deathLas Vegas ViolenceA missing 15-year-old Missasauga girl who was found safeTom Petty’s deathChris Cornell’s deathChester Bennington’s deathUnited Airlines incident and videoMeryll Streep’s Golden Globe speechQuebec City mosque shooting

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On a global scale, the top three events were International Women’s Day, Superbowl 51 and the Las Vegas Massacre.

Video related to the Super Bowl was viewed over 262 million times.

Other notable events include the earthquake in Mexico, Hurricane Harvey and the One Love Manchester concert, in which people offered support.

Another major event both on and off the social media website was the Solar Eclipse. The company says there were over 20,000 related events in 80 countries.

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Record-breaking python caught and killed in Florida Everglades

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A Florida python hunter snagged a record-breaking snake last Friday.

After finding the 17’1” (5.2 m) python submerged in water at around 2:45 Friday morning, Jason Leon managed to pull the 132-lbs. (59 kg) snake out of the water before killing her.

READ MORE: Seattle child finds python in apartment toilet

“Got her out, shot her right in the head while I was holding her,” Leon said Monday in a video released by the South Florida Water Management District.

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“We’re going to find a 20-footer tonight,” Leon joked in the video.

READ MORE: German police detain drunk man with python hidden in his pants

The massive python was the biggest so far in the district hunt established as a way to to raise the profile of the spread of the invasive species. The Miami Herald reports the snakes are in part to blame for diminishing the population of small mammals, including marsh rabbits and raccoons.

Leon also holds the state record for the biggest ever python kill. In 2013, he bagged a 18’8” python.

READ MORE: Calgary friends find ball python in condo laundry room, name it T. Swift the snake

Leon’s district record tops Dustin “Wildman” Crum’s record, 16’11”, which was set on Nov. 1.

Since March, the program has eradicated more than 700 snakes in on District lands in Miami-Dade, Broward and Collier counties, which, if laid out end to end, would measure over 1.4 km and weigh over 4,500 kilos.

The python hunters are paid just $8.10 per hour for their work plus bonuses. They get an extra $50 for each python up to four feet and another $25 for each foot above that mark. So in total, the snake was worth $375.

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Albertans save drowning buck, locked to another deer’s antlers

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Derek Plourde was on his regular daily walk on Tuesday when he came across something unusual in a Fort Macleod river bottom.

“I just came upon these deer stuck together,” he said. “I could tell right away the one was dead. ”

The living buck was struggling to stay alive and out of the icy water.

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Not knowing what else to do, he called his daughter who brought three friends to help.

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“He’s like, ‘who do I call, what do I do?’” His daughter says about the call. “And before we even knew how to respond to that, we were grabbing blankets and a saw and headed out the door.”

She immediately called a Fish and Wildlife officer and kept him on the phone as they approached the deer.

“He informed me he was an hour away so he stayed on the phone and I kind of just narrated him through the whole process; what we were doing.”

They say they were planning to wait for the officer, but when the deer began to drown, they intervened.

Her boyfriend, Frank, had the saw and said when they walked up, the deer was “spooked and flipped himself into the water, like completely upside down.”

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Then things escalated to the point where Ploude got in the water. Frank said he heard him yell: “Frank, grab my arm!”

Frank took his arm as he reached for the deer, grabbing their antlers and bringing them back to shore.

Unable to untangle the antlers, they used the saw to cut them off, releasing the deer.

The buck, according to Ploude “was dazed and confused, but off it toddled.”

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Ian and Celena, the other friends who were present, bringing supplies and documenting it all, said it was “a great bonding moment for all of us,” Ian said. “Once in a lifetime.”

“[There were] lots of hugs and lots of yelling,” his wife Celena added.

Fish and wildlife said they understand why they intervened, but do voice concern about public safety.

“Approaching a wild animal, especially a deer that is already under a lot of stress, it can be dangerous,” said spokesperson Brendan Cox. “Ultimately, it turned out well, no one was hurt and the deer was freed, but we would prefer for people to wait for us.”

The group came out with cold hands and feet, but say they sort of feel like Christmas heroes.

“I had one of my buddies who had showed his daughters, and they think that we saved Santa’s reindeer,” said Frank.

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Muslim teen thanks transit ‘hero’ who defended her against an alleged racist attack

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An 18-year-old Richmond woman is hailing a young man as a “hero” after he stood between her and a Canada Line passenger who allegedly said he would “kill all Muslims” Monday night.

“He’s my hero,” Noor Fadel said of Jake Taylor at a Wednesday news conference.

WATCH: Transit police investigating verbal and physical assault

Fadel boarded the Canada Line at Waterfront Station and sat a few seats away from a man at about 9:30 p.m. on Monday, she wrote on Facebook.

According to Transit Police, the man allegedly started walking toward her and yelling at her.

LISTEN: Talking to the victim and good Samaritan involved in the alleged racist attack against a Muslim woman on the Canada Line

Police said the man spoke in Arabic and allegedly made obscene remarks, using “extremely offensive language.”

The man allegedly told Fadel to go back to her country and that he’d kill all Muslims.

He allegedly grabbed Fadel’s head, forced it toward his crotch and then tried to remove her hijab.

READ MORE: Man arrested in connection with alleged hate crime against Muslim teen on Canada Line

The man allegedly slapped her in the face before a Good Samaritan, later identified as Jake Taylor, placed himself between Fadel and the suspect and pushed him away.

“I went over and I gave him a shove, told him to get the F out of here,” Taylor said.

Fadel and Taylor disembarked at Yaletown Station where she met with Transit Police, who said she was “extremely traumatized” and was having difficulty breathing.

Noor Fadel, left, standing with Jake Taylor, the young man who stood between her and a man who allegedly said he’d “kill all Muslims” on the Canada Line Monday night.

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The suspect has been identified as 46-year-old Pierre Belzan, a man of no fixed address.

He was arrested and charged with one count of threatening to cause death or bodily harm and one count of assault. Transit Police have also recommended a charge of sexual assault.

Belzan was arrested in a convenience store without incident after he left the train at Vancouver International Airport.

A picture of a man who allegedly hurled obscene remarks at a Muslim woman on the Canada Line on Dec. 4, 2017.

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“We would like to thank and commend the gentleman who intervened in this incident and came to the aid of the woman,” Transit Police said in a news release.

“He put his own safety at risk and stopped what might have become an even more serious situation.”

Taylor, for his part, downplayed his actions, saying “any one of my friends would have done the exact same thing.”

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Record-breaking python caught and killed in Florida Everglades

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A Florida python hunter snagged a record-breaking snake last Friday.

After finding the 17’1” (5.2 m) python submerged in water at around 2:45 Friday morning, Jason Leon managed to pull the 132-lbs. (59 kg) snake out of the water before killing her.

READ MORE: Seattle child finds python in apartment toilet

“Got her out, shot her right in the head while I was holding her,” Leon said Monday in a video released by the South Florida Water Management District.

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“We’re going to find a 20-footer tonight,” Leon joked in the video.

READ MORE: German police detain drunk man with python hidden in his pants

The massive python was the biggest so far in the district hunt established as a way to to raise the profile of the spread of the invasive species. The Miami Herald reports the snakes are in part to blame for diminishing the population of small mammals, including marsh rabbits and raccoons.

Leon also holds the state record for the biggest ever python kill. In 2013, he bagged a 18’8” python.

READ MORE: Calgary friends find ball python in condo laundry room, name it T. Swift the snake

Leon’s district record tops Dustin “Wildman” Crum’s record, 16’11”, which was set on Nov. 1.

Since March, the program has eradicated more than 700 snakes in on District lands in Miami-Dade, Broward and Collier counties, which, if laid out end to end, would measure over 1.4 km and weigh over 4,500 kilos.

The python hunters are paid just $8.10 per hour for their work plus bonuses. They get an extra $50 for each python up to four feet and another $25 for each foot above that mark. So in total, the snake was worth $375.

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Basil Borutski trial: No parole for 70 years for man who killed 3 women in Ottawa Valley

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PEMBROKE, Ont. – A 60-year-old man convicted of killing three women during an hour-long rampage in the Ottawa Valley two years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 70 years.

Basil Borutski was convicted late last month of first-degree murder in the deaths of 36-year-old Anastasia Kuzyk and 48-year-old Nathalie Warmerdam, and of second-degree murder in slaying of Carol Culleton.

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Culleton was strangled with a television coaxial cable and Kuzyk and Warmerdam were both killed with a 12-gauge shotgun fired at close range. They all died within about an hour of each other at their residences in Renfrew County on the morning of Sept. 22, 2015.

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Court heard Borutski shot Kuzyk while she cowered behind her kitchen island and chased Warmerdam around her farmhouse before shooting her at point-blank range as she tried to run up the stairs.

He broke into Culleton’s cottage, picked up a coaxial cable and wrapped it around the 66-year-old’s neck six times, the Crown told court.

Justice Robert Maranger ruled Wednesday that Borutski will serve two consecutive life sentences – which each carry a parole ineligibilty of 25 years – for first-degree murder followed by at least 20 years of a life sentence for second-degree murder.

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The Crown had asked for the severe penalty at a sentencing hearing on Tuesday as families of Borutski’s victims appealed to the judge to imprison him for life.

“I beg the court to keep this man away from my family and society for the rest of his living days,” Warmerdam’s father Frank John Hopkins said in a statement read to the court.

Borutski refused to make any comments or submissions and showed no emotion as the families of his three victims told of their heartbreak through victim impact statements.

“There is a huge hole in our lives and our family. Daily we walk under a black cloud,” said her mother Maz Tracey.

READ MORE: Did the law fail three murdered women?

Five impact statements were read in court Tuesday including one from Lorraine Wallace, a friend of Carol Culleton.

“All her dreams cannot be realized because of you,” she said.

A community impact statement read by Jennifer Valiquette and Joanne Brooks with End Violence Against Women in Renfrew County told how that September day in 2015 changed the lives of many.

“For many in the violence against women community, September 22 is known as the Renfrew County massacre. They no longer feel safe walking on the rural roads or hiking in the bush.”

WATCH: Ottawa women’s shelter offers recommendations following Borutski verdict

Prior to the murders, Borutski – who chose to forgo having a lawyer during the trial, but barely said a word during the proceedings – had twice spent time in jail after two of the women accused him of assault and uttering threats.

Following his conviction, Leighann Burns, executive director of Ottawa-based women’s shelter Harmony House, said Borutski’s reputation as a violent and dangerous person was well-known in and around the Ontario community of Wilno, not far from where the three women lived.

In a videotaped interview played at trial, Borutski expressed a degree of remorse for his actions, which he said were fuelled by rage at what he considered to be the lies and betrayals of his victims.

WATCH: OPP extend sympathies to families of Borutski victims following verdict

In the video, he described how he was acting like a “zombie” on the day in question, saying he’d originally planned to take his own life, but decided against it because he believed it was wrong to take an innocent life.

“I killed them because they were not innocent,” Borutski says in the video. “They were guilty. I was innocent. I’ve done nothing wrong.”

He argued that Kuzyk and Warmerdam lied in court when they helped get him convicted of threatening and assaulting them and Culleton lied about her relationship with him and then shunned him for another man.

READ MORE: Rural, small-town women nearly twice as likely to be assaulted by their partners: StatCan

“Borutski would have us cast some sort of biblical justification upon what is really nothing more than a callous, premeditated act of revenge, an act of murder in any way you define it,” Crown attorney Jeffery Richardson said in his closing statement to the jury. “There is no justification for what he did.”

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Record-breaking python caught and killed in Florida Everglades

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A Florida python hunter snagged a record-breaking snake last Friday.

After finding the 17’1” (5.2 m) python submerged in water at around 2:45 Friday morning, Jason Leon managed to pull the 132-lbs. (59 kg) snake out of the water before killing her.

READ MORE: Seattle child finds python in apartment toilet

“Got her out, shot her right in the head while I was holding her,” Leon said Monday in a video released by the South Florida Water Management District.

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“We’re going to find a 20-footer tonight,” Leon joked in the video.

READ MORE: German police detain drunk man with python hidden in his pants

The massive python was the biggest so far in the district hunt established as a way to to raise the profile of the spread of the invasive species. The Miami Herald reports the snakes are in part to blame for diminishing the population of small mammals, including marsh rabbits and raccoons.

Leon also holds the state record for the biggest ever python kill. In 2013, he bagged a 18’8” python.

READ MORE: Calgary friends find ball python in condo laundry room, name it T. Swift the snake

Leon’s district record tops Dustin “Wildman” Crum’s record, 16’11”, which was set on Nov. 1.

Since March, the program has eradicated more than 700 snakes in on District lands in Miami-Dade, Broward and Collier counties, which, if laid out end to end, would measure over 1.4 km and weigh over 4,500 kilos.

The python hunters are paid just $8.10 per hour for their work plus bonuses. They get an extra $50 for each python up to four feet and another $25 for each foot above that mark. So in total, the snake was worth $375.

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