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Massive python found feasting on neighborhood cats

Posted at 11:22 AM, Aug 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-11 12:23:32-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A Port St. Lucie police sergeant, who was responding to 911 calls of a very large snake, located a 12-foot, 120 pound Burmese python in waist-high brush Friday morning.

WPEC reports that residents think that the snake has been eating neighborhood cats.

Police said that around 7:20 a.m., Sergeant John Holman arrived in an empty lot on S.E. Faith Terrace and found a dead cat.

In waist-high brush he continued to hunt for evidence of a large snake when he spotted the python, police say.

Holman called for backup and when fellow officers arrived they were able to safely remove the snake from the brush.

Police said the snake will not be put down, but will be given to a breeder who is licensed by the Florida Wildlife Commission.

Police capture massive python in Port St. Lucie (SOURCE: Port St. Lucie Police)

Police capture massive python in Port St. Lucie (SOURCE: Port St. Lucie Police)