Pythons have been getting a lot of attention lately. The snakes have spread across South Florida, and the nuisance has lead to a ban which has spiked a campaign from those in favor and those against the reptiles who are not native to Florida.
Something weird was happening down on the farm in The Redland south of Miami. Cats and chickens were missing, and then, a goat disappeared. Then, something long and scaly was spotted slipping under a trailer. That’s when the farmers called Miami-Dade Fire Rescue for help.
Dealing with deadly venomous snakes, cranky gators and aggressive iguanas are all in a day’s work for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom One response team.
Fast Facts About Burmese Pythons: Type: Reptile Diet: Carnivore Average lifespan in the wild: 20 to 25 years Size: 16 to 23 ft (5 to 7 m) Weight: Up to 200 lbs (90 kg) Did […]