Albino Burmese Python Eats Two Cats in Martin County
Authorities captured a ten-foot albino Burmese python that ate two cats in a Martin County neighborhood.
According to the Martin County Sheriff's Office, a Salerno resident called them after they spotted the snake in his yard.
When cops arrived, they found and nabbed the ten-footer. The regurgitated carcasses of two cats were found not far from the snake.
This is the second time in several weeks that a python has eaten a pet in Florida (although it isn't known if the cats belonged to anyone).
Earlier this month, a North African python, which also goes by the menacing name "rock python," killed a Miami family's 60-pound Siberian husky.
Though they're not as aggressive as rock pythons, Burmese pythons are still a large pain in the ass, as they are one of the most destructive invasive animals roaming the state.
In fact, they were at one point the target of a massive statewide hunt, although that was not very successful. Of the thousands of Burmese in Florida, fewer than 70 were caught.
MCSO Deputies capture 10-foot Albino Burmese python in Salerno this morning after reptile eats two neighborhood cats. pic.twitter.com/n9ar6cVIz2— MartinCountySheriff (@MartinFLSheriff) October 1, 2013
Most Burmese have made the Everglades their home and are even believed to be mating with rock pythons and creating some kind of hybrid super snake. No, really.
As for the cat killer, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is checking the snake for a micro-chip, to see if it's owned by anyone.
See also: -The Great Burmese Python Challenge: How Many Can You Kill? -2013 Python Challenge: Few Reptiles, Many TV Crews -Rock Python Kills Husky in Miami-Dade: Officials Fear New Breed of "Super Snake"
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