Python found in East Naples yard

NBC2 photo.

NBC2 photo.

Video from NBC-2

An East Naples man told Daily News partner NBC2 he came within feet of a 12-foot python in his own backyard.

"It's really surprising to see something that big in your backyard," said Rick Dominicks, who lives on Greenway Road, off U.S. 41 East about three miles south of the Collier Boulevard intersection.

Landscapers spotted the snake while doing yard work. Dominicks said he went out too look and mistakenly got too close.

"I started scooping the brush off of him and he poked his head up, and I said, ‘whoa!'" Dominicks said.

Dominicks shot and killed the python before it could make a move.

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