Thursday, June 29, 2017

8-foot Burmese python found in Orlando after hitching a ride in couple's boat

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 10:16 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA FWC
  • Photo via FWC
An invasive 8-foot Burmese python took at least a four-hour drive after it hitched a ride from Plantation Island to Orlando.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, an unnamed couple drove their boat on a trailer to Orlando for repairs, and found the sneaky snake after pulling back the deck to inspect the engine.

The owners then humanely killed the snake and reported it to the Exotic Species Hotline, says the FWC.

Report pythons and other nonnative species to our Exotic Species Reporting Hotline at 888-Ive-Got1 (888-483-4681).

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