'Real Tarzann' arrested for battery in Miami-Dade

Judge orders 'Real Tarzann' to stay away from python hunter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Michael Holston, better known as the "Real Tarzann," is behind bars Saturday at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami-Dade County. He is being held without bond. 

The unconventional wildlife advocate was arrested Friday afternoon. Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Linda Diaz ordered him to stay away from Hector Zelaya and Jason Leon.

Leon is a local python hunter, who caught a record-breaking snake that was 17 feet, 1 inch long at the Big Cypress national preserve in 2017. 

Michael Holston attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Bumblebee" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec. 9, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Holston, 25, is facing felony burglary, felony battery and misdemeanor battery charges. 

Holston has some 5.8 million followers on Instagram and about 510,000 subscribers on YouTube.

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