Rock Pythons Invade South Florida

If South Florida didn’t have enough problems with Burmese Pythons taking over and invading our wild life we can add another scary critter to the list: rock pythons. Yes there are now more than a handful of documented (and sadly killed farm animals and even large dogs) by this slithery reptile.

On August 30, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue received a call about a large snake attacking a 60-pound Siberian husky, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesperson confirmed. The 10-foot, 36-pound North African rock python was later euthanized.

With the recent dog attack has now put the FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on offensive with the likelihood of more attacks. In Miami-Dade County there is about a 6 mile radius where about 27 have been captured and identified as Rock Pythons and not Burmese Pythons. The major difference is that Rock Pythons tend to be even more aggressive.

The Burmese Pythons have not only adapted but have been just about accepted (not willingly) into the fact that they are here to stay. State officials are now trying to determine how extensive and pretty much thinking that they are already in Broward and Palm Beach counties. If you see any type of large snake that looks out of the norm you are advised to call the local authorities and keep you and your children and pets far away.

 

 

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