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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:37 AM
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ANOTHER Florida Python Caught In Backyard Pond
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SWEETWATER, Fla. -- Another python was found lurking in a south Florida backyard. In this case, the Sweetwater homeowner took matters into his own hands.

The 10-foot Burmese python made itself at home Monday in Tommy Compton's backyard. Fearing for his exotic fish, Compton and his friend Tim Callahan jumped into action and tried to pounce on the python. But charming the snake didn't go so well.

The snake didn't go down easy and got back into the water, and the battle was on. The snake even sank its teeth into Callahan before they finally got it into a pillowcase.

The female python was much more friendly Tuesday, after being put in a cage.

The snake sightings are becoming much more common. Over the past two weeks, a python pounced on a Miami Gardens cat, another gobbled up a turkey, and a third in the Everglades tried to eat an alligator and ended up splitting its own stomach open.

When the Miami-Dade Anti-Venom Unit hauled away the snake, they left behind some words of advice.

"A snake this size could potentially do some bad injury. It's not going to kill an adult, but it could bite you and leave some marks," said Lt. Charles Seifert, Miami-Dade Anti-Venom Unit.

The python is not a native snake to Florida, but so many people have released their pet pythons into the wild in south Florida that they're actually starting to breed.

http://www.wftv.com/irresistible/5118925/detail.html
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:41 AM
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1. welcome to wild wonder FLA. not for the weak of heart!
oy!
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Mizmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:45 AM
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2. Bit by a python
No thank you. I'm surprised the man wasn't seriously injured. I know they have some nasty teeth.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:07 AM
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3. Sweet! Keep these python stories a'comin'
Maybe some anaconda ones once the fear of the python diminishes.
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