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Burmese python pulled from Florida pool

Dec. 27, 2011 at 1:53 PM

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.

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