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Raffi
- 3463 days ago - justnews.com
Miami-Dade fire rescuers pulled out a six-foot python from the back yard of a home in Southwest Miami-Dade County Tuesday. Rafael Gonzalez and his daughter, Aracelis Martinez, discovered the slithering surprise Tuesday morning at their home.



   

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Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Tuesday July 28, 2009, 7:20 pm
6-Foot Python Pulled From Yard
Third Snake Found On Family's Property This Month

POSTED: Tuesday, July 28, 2009
UPDATED: 3:00 pm EDT July 28, 2009

MIAMI, Fla. -- Miami-Dade fire rescuers pulled out a six-foot python from the back yard of a home in Southwest Miami-Dade County Tuesday.

Rafael Gonzalez and his daughter, Aracelis Martinez, discovered the slithering surprise Tuesday morning at their home.

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"I went outside to feed the ducks. I looked in back of me and there was a snake. I screamed," Martinez said.

Gonzalez placed the snake in a garbage can and called the snake removal team from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

This is the third time in the past two months that a snake has been found at the home.

In May, a slightly larger Burmese Python was removed from the property and last month, a rattlesnake was safely removed.

"It seems to be an unusually large number," said Capt. Jeffrey Fobb, an experienced snake handler with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

Tuesday's discovery was the fifth call for the snake-handling team in the past few days.

"It may just be the fact that people are aware that they're out there and maybe they're looking for them," Fobb said.

The snake will be donated alive to the Florida Institute of Technology for research.

Experts believe an abundance of rainfall this season, along with predators chasing an abundance of wildlife in the mostly rural area, has sent more pythons roaming into neighborhoods.
 

Cheree M (46)
Wednesday July 29, 2009, 3:01 am
I would freak out if that snake was in my back yard. I live in Fl, Pensacola & was told that basically to watch out because all big & little snakes from down south were moving up & soon they would be all over the map. (???) Is this true. I wouldn't kill nor hit a snake , They just scare me. I had a black racer chase me when i was little & that did for me.
 

JULIE ANN Z (247)
Wednesday July 29, 2009, 5:06 pm
I would be terrified also if a huge snake like this was in my yard. but i also would not kill it i would call an organizaation i knew would remove it and take it to the wild away from humans. strange how many snakes in this area are coming into poeples yards this year.
i know we are having an unusual amount of rain in sw TN where i live. it is like being in a monsoon here this summer.
 

cat m (15)
Wednesday July 29, 2009, 6:13 pm
"The snake will be donated alive to the Florida Institute of Technology for research. "

What does this mean exactly and why was this harmless creature not returned to the wild?? Experiments on a live python?? Disgusting!!!!

Beatuful primitive creatures, shy by nature they would be seeking prey or shelter only.
 

. (0)
Wednesday July 29, 2009, 6:21 pm
OOOOOOOOH MY WORD... WE HAVE MASES OF THESE IN AFRICA... NOT TOO SURE I WOULD WANT THAT AROUND MY HOUSE, ESPECIALLY WITH ALL OF MY KITTICATS AROUND AND OTHER WILD LIFE, THIS SNAKE SHOULD BE RETURNED TO WHERE IT BELONGS... IN THE WILD
 

kayla james (8)
Wednesday July 29, 2009, 7:02 pm
im sorry but i never saw a real snake and if i saw that the last thiing on my mind is save gods creatures
he would be in pieces when im done
 

Joycey B (750)
Thursday July 30, 2009, 5:06 pm
My screams would be heard for miles if I found this in my yard.
 
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