Fla. Firefighters Capture 11-Foot Burmese Python


Firefighters captured an 11-foot-long Burmese python beneath a trailer on a Miami-Dade County farm Saturday.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said its Venom One unit was dispatched to a farm after someone spotted the snake trying to slither beneath the trailer. The farmer and his family told firefighters that chickens, goats and cats had been disappearing from the farm, and they suspected the snake was killing them.

Crew members grabbed the snake's tail and held it until Lt. Scott Mullin, who is specially trained, arrived.

Mullin and the crew were able to capture the snake, which Mullin said was likely born wild in the Everglades.

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