Saturday, September 12, 2009

Just Another 400-Pound 18 Foot Python Story

I found this story on AOL about another huge python that was caught at a Florida home.
Wildlife officials seized a 400-pound python from a Florida home on Friday.
Delilah, a pet Burmese python, was removed from her chain-link cage in her caretaker's backyard -- shortly after she finished eating seven rabbits for breakfast, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The snake measures around 18 feet long.
7 rabbits for breakfast??? That is one pet python that would eat me out of house and home!!!
Whatever happened to the days of having a little hamster or a single goldfish as a pet.
For more on this story, click on the link below:
400-Pound Python Delilah Seized From Florida Home

2 comments:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Dottie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Hi Rich is the article about that SNAKE, It is about 5 miles from where we live it has been very commen this season for these to be found. Guess people are just tired of having them and let them go.stupid stupid people. I am sure you saw the one in Tampa that killed a new baby I think that was last month. we read it almost everyday or it is on our local news.
Well here is the whole thing about it.
Hugs
Dottie

News > Headlines
Photos: 'Monster' snake's reign of terror comes to end
Sunday, September 13, 2009

The red-tail boa constrictor weighs about 70 pounds and is 11 feet long.

PINELLAS COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- Several months of freedom for a 70-pound boa constrictor have finally come to an end.

The red-tail boa constrictor has been seen slithering around northern St. Petersburg neighborhoods for the past several months, but on Saturday, a trapper finally caught it.

A man spotted the snake on Brighton Bay Boulevard and called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Trapper Vernon Yates said he saw the snake coiled in some bushes near a condominium building.

Yates said the snake is about 11 feet long. He described it as "one of the biggest boa constrictors I've ever seen."

No one knows where the snake came from.

Yates said he has been getting calls about the snake for about eight months. He said he was unable to capture it because people would run away screaming when they saw it, and then they wouldn't be able to find it again.

If no one claims the snake, the animal will be donated to a nature center or used for other educational purposes.

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Barry said...

I far prefer the little garter snakes we get around here, that help keep the mouse population down.

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