911 Call: Python wrapped around Siberian husky

Posted at 11:20 PM, Sep 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-12 23:20:37-04

A Miami family arrived home to see a python coiled around the neck of their Siberian husky.

A family member called 911 and described six-foot python in the backyard. The dispatcher then asked if the snake had been cornered, and the response was that the snake was around his dog's neck.

"Hi we have a like six-foot python in our back yard that just killed our 90-pound dog.  Who do we need to call to come and get this?"

"Do you guys have the snake corralled so it doesn't go anywhere?"

"It's curled around our dog's neck."

Wildlife officials captured the snake and euthanized it once removed from the family's home.

Authorities identified the snake as a ten-foot, 38-pound African Python, which is less common than the Burmese Python.  African Pythons tend to be more aggressive, authorities warned.

Miami-Dade Police Department said it was unclear if the snake was provoked or saw the dog as prey.

To complicated matters, this incident occurred on August, 30.  Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission were not notified until September 2, and the details are just now being released to the public.

State biologists said there is colony of the African pythons living in the area where the husky was attacked.  The FWC is now canvassing the affected area to inform residents in advance of the fall and winter seasons.