On Sunday in South Florida, a local man was cleaning out his shed when he found an unexpected guest hiding beneath some storage containers: a thirteen-foot Burmese python.
It took almost five employees from the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Anti-Venom unit to carry the 100-pound albino serpent out of the shed and into a protective bag. Authorities said the snake’s size means it almost certainly was kept as a pet, and escaped from someone’s home. South Florida has a bit of a python issue, as snakes released by pet owners now breed in the wild.
The homeowner may have also found the answer to his missing cat, as a feline skeleton was discovered near the python.
“Speaking with the neighbors, apparently there’s a couple of rabbits and a cat missing from the neighborhood recently,” said rescue Lieutenant Lisa Wood, “so the snake may be to blame for that.”
Authorities have not indicated what they will do with the snake.
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