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Snake in FL, WTF!

Giant Python Caught on Florida Street


VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 16-foot-long Burmese python was captured on a city street after a passing motorist spotted about three feet of it hanging over a curb and called police.

The brown-and-yellow snake was wrestled into a body bag and taken to the home of Vero Beach Animal Control Officer Bruce Dangerfield.

``This is a very irresponsible owner to let something loose like this,'' he said Thursday of the late Wednesday capture. ``Either it escaped - all snakes are escape artists - or someone let it loose.''

Dangerfield said he has picked up dozens of loose Burmese pythons and boa constrictors over the years, but this was the biggest.


Dangerfield said the responsibilities that come with owning giant reptile become too much for some people. Within a few years, a 20-inch hatchling bought for $100 at a pet store will become a rabbit-munching giant.


Dangerfield told the Press Journal of Vero Beach that he wanted to publicize the danger snakes pose to other pets, people, and native wildlife when they get loose.


``Some people should just watch Animal Channel or something, not own one,'' he said.


The snake will likely be euthanized if its owner doesn't come forward, said Ilke Daniel of the Humane Society.


``There is such overpopulation, no zoo wants them,'' she said.


Information from: Vero Beach Press-Journal, http://www.tcpalm.com/vero
 

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that sucks man. i wish i had the money to have one that big, but im smart enough to realize the responsibility.

:some people should just watch animal planet or something" haha! great line
 

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When I first read the title to this thread I was thinking 'Dude, I'm sure there are lots of snakes in Florida. What are you freaking out about?"

Of course, now I know. They need to do an xray and see if they can find anybody's pets in there.
 

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i hate snakes!! i'd prob run my truck over it, well can't do that to low but anyways i'd hit it with some vehicle and with my luck it would eat me or something
 

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Doesn't anyone else find it amusing that the Vero Beach Animal Control Officer is named Bruce Dangerfield? And that he makes his living capturing dangerous creatures?
 

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Some people are just stupid or incapable of dealing with the responsibility of a big snake. The guy is right.. they see this little snake and usually know that they get big.. they just don't comprehend HOW big.... or how much they will eat. Paying for mice or rats is bad enough.. but when the thing starts wanting rabbits and chickens, it starts adding up.

If the owner doesn't come forward, it may be the end. It's hard to find a proper home for a 16ft python. Anyone got a spare bedroom? :)
 

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Re: Snake in FL, WTF!

CustomS10 said:

A 16-foot-long Burmese python was captured on a city street after a passing motorist spotted about three feet of it hanging over a curb and called police.

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It's really not easy walking around with that much trouser snake. I almost got arrested last time 3 feet of it were hanging over a curb. The people at the bus stop looked really scared.















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