facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Burmese python pulled from Florida pool

Dec. 27, 2011 at 1:53 PM   |   Comments

PALMETTO BAY, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Emergency responders in Florida said they captured a 13-foot Burmese python found swimming in a family's backyard pool.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's Venom Unit said it responded to the Palmetto Bay home of Suladie Miranda on a report of a snake swimming in the homeowner's pool, and they arrived to confirm the animal was a Burmese python, WSVN-TV, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, reported Tuesday.

The unit said the snake twice slithered free from the grip of team members before they were able to place it in a large cage.

The team said the animal was taken to a Homestead farm.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Woman gets third breast to make her 'unattractive' Woman gets third breast to make her 'unattractive'
2
Prison for pork-plundering $823 ham thief Prison for pork-plundering $823 ham thief
3
'Gimp Man of Essex' fights stereotypes 'Gimp Man of Essex' fights stereotypes
4
Chicken iPhone case part of KFC giveaway Chicken iPhone case part of KFC giveaway
5
Guinness record set for biggest Batman gathering Guinness record set for biggest Batman gathering
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback