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8-Foot Snake Keeps Homeowner From Getting Inside House

Animals  (tags: florida, wildlife, wild animals, reptiles, snakes, catured, habitat, humans )

- 3511 days ago -
PALM BAY, Fla. -- A Palm Bay homeowner couldn't get into his house because an 8-foot snake was blocking the doorway Monday afternoon.Animal Control had to come and give the arriving police officer a hand in removing the reptile. "He weighs more than I

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Joycey B (750)
Tuesday October 7, 2008, 2:44 pm
I know it would keep me from entering.

Maureen S (35)
Tuesday October 7, 2008, 3:26 pm
Whew! One of the reasons I won't move to Florida. LOL

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday October 7, 2008, 5:20 pm
This is a perfect example of people buying animals they have no reason to be doing so. They buy the snakes when they are little and then when they get too large they let them out into the wild and they grow and grow. They then eat the animals in the wild and upset the eco system and become a problem to homeowners. I'd like to see a better job of education before someone is allowed to buy these snakes...they should be required to go to a class and prove they understand all aspects of the snake before they can purchase it...the cost of class to the potential owner. Cut down on some of this....and Maureen...I've lived in Florida...these snakes tend to only be in the southern part of the State where the environment and temperatures are best for them. Central and Northern Florida do not have these big snakes and if the people wouldn't release snakes not common to Florida then Florida wouldn't have them either.

Margaret B (164)
Tuesday October 7, 2008, 11:27 pm
One of the reasons I am moving from FL. Think all creatures should be left along but think in a case such as this I would have to call for help also, have a very healthy respect for snakes....

Bob F (10)
Wednesday October 8, 2008, 6:50 pm
Good one.
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