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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A slithering surprise for a Miami homeowner after a python was found under her porch.

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Miami Fire Rescue said they got the call around 8 p.m. Monday about a large snake in the driveway of a home in the 1800 block of South Bayshore Lane.

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When they arrived they found the nine foot Burmese python hiding under Judy Tortoriello’s porch and promptly removed it.

“I feel good I feel happy,” said Tortoriello who added that her biggest fear would be that “we would have a hard time catching it.”

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The Burmese python is species that is causing problems in the Everglades. The snake as turned to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.