User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Wild 12-Foot Python Captured In Florida Barbecue Grill
Posted by Randy on 2014/7/7 10:39:42 (302 reads) News by the same author

FLORIDA CITY, FL (WSVN/CNN) - A monster surprise turned up in a south Florida neighborhood on the Fourth of July.
Click to see original Image in a new window

Residents spotted a massive snake, and it took a while to get rid of the unwanted visitor.

"When I was with my dad and when I (had) seen it, I jumped off my bike and ran,” Juan Rivero Jr. said. “I was scared. I (had) never seen that before."

What frightened the boy was a 12-foot python that quickly became the talk of the town.

"I (had) seen something in the middle of the road, and I thought it was a palm frond,” Juan Rivero Sr. said. “When I looked and got closer and swerved the bike out of the way and the kids were freaking out, there was a 12-foot-python crossing the road."

Daryl Brooks, who calls the community home, has even kept a python as a pet.

But even she wasn't ready for this monster surprise.

"My daughter said, ‘There's a snake come to the gate; tell me what it is.’ ‘OK,’ I said. ‘I'll be right there,’” Brooks said. “And I look and it's on the lady's porch. And it was huge, and I said, ‘Oh my God, it’s a python, and the head was bigger than my hand."

Shocked but not scared, Brooks tried to take matters into her own hands, but the reptile was just too much for her to handle alone.

"I was scared to grab her by myself. She was pretty strong. So there was a guy coming out, and I said, ‘Hey, are you scared of snakes?’ And he said, ‘No.’ I said, ‘Come over here,’ and he came over. It had slid and hid under the lady’s barbecue grill."

While they wrangled the reptile, others dialed 911. But it would be at least a half-hour before first responders reached the scene.

"We managed to get it in the barbecue, the cover of the barbecue,” Juan Rivero Sr. said. “The owner of the house brought us a pillow case, and eventually the tail just went in the pillow case so we had to use the barbecue cover to get it in."

News of the reptile eviction helped residents and pet owners breathe a big sigh of relief.

"I wouldn't want my pet coming out seeing that, because usually pets see it and try to run after it, start barking,” Juan Rivero Jr. said. “There was a cat outside, and it was going for the cat. So the lady was freaking out so she (brought) it inside."

Authorities responding to the scene say the python was not someone's pet; it came from the wild.

"She was quite beautiful,” Brooks said. “I have a lot of pictures of her."

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/11/28 11:09:26 - KC Royals Trade Aaron Crow To Miami
2014/11/28 4:38:26 - Thanksgiving Rescue: Two Boys Buried Under 5 Feet Of Snow
2014/11/28 4:31:03 - Colorado Mastodon Bones Show Ancient Warmer Earth
2014/11/28 4:26:11 - University Of Massachusetts Cuts Ties To Cosby
2014/11/28 4:23:26 - Burt Reynolds Auctions Off Personal Items Amid Financial Struggles
2014/11/28 4:13:00 - Man Who Wounded FBI Agents In Ferguson Is Dead
2014/11/28 4:10:00 - 70-Year Old Man Gets Life In Prison For Murder
2014/11/28 4:08:21 - 4 Teens Die In Southwest Missouri Crash
2014/11/28 4:06:29 - Registered Sex Offender Accused Of Molesting Young Child
2014/11/28 4:04:13 - Missouri Man Dead After Violent Altercation With Officers
2014/11/28 4:00:32 - Early-Bird Shoppers Turn Out On Thanksgiving
2014/11/28 3:58:42 - Immigrants' Choices Tied To Their States Policies
2014/11/28 3:56:51 - Ferguson Protests Move To Target, Wal-Mart Stores
2014/11/28 3:54:15 - Updates: Black Friday From Start To Finish
2014/11/27 5:42:55 - School Considered Canceling Nutcracker Trip to Protect Kids From Christmas Tree Exposure
2014/11/27 5:39:25 - Hundreds Of Thousands Without Power Due To East Coast Storm
2014/11/27 4:42:24 - Harrison County Prosecutor-Elect Pleads Guilty In Theft Case
2014/11/26 10:12:40 - Amaren Files Application To Raise Charge On Bills
2014/11/26 10:08:15 - NCMC Board Of Trustees Meeting Report
2014/11/26 9:53:35 - Gallatin Residents To See Increase In Water Bills
2014/11/26 9:50:00 - No Green Card For Lauren Gray: Dancer Leaves For London Saturday
2014/11/26 9:45:04 - Trenton Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison
2014/11/26 9:42:24 - Missouri Taxpayers Sue Nixon For Common Core Tests
2014/11/26 6:49:29 - Trenton City Council Meeting Report
2014/11/26 4:18:15 - Google's Latest: A Spoon That Steadies Tremors
2014/11/26 4:12:02 - The Forgotten First President (Hint: It wasn't George Washington)
2014/11/26 4:05:51 - Neighbors React To Permit For Controversial Hog Farm
2014/11/26 3:59:19 - Police: Teens Steal From Cancer Patient
2014/11/26 3:55:10 - Salvation Army Revisiting Policy After Family Turned Away Due To Age Of Son
2014/11/25 7:36:07 - University City, Mo. Officer Shot In Chest, Woman Dies



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM