MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A kayaker found a 9-foot Burmese Python sunning on a platform more than a half mile offshore in Biscayne Bay – a first for Biscayne National Park.READ MORE: Small Plane Crash In Miramar Sends Two People To The Hospital
It’s also another sign that the “state’s out-of-control pythons” are getting more adept to inhabiting Florida’s salty fringes.READ MORE: Search Resumes For Missing 19-Year-Old Miya Marcano After Person Of Interest Found Dead
A University of Florida wildlife biologist says the sighting confirms pythons are equally comfortable in open water as they are in freshwater marshes and mangroves.MORE NEWS: Attention, Floridians! These New Laws Will Hit The Books On Friday
In September, state wildlife biologists confirmed for the first time that pythons are breeding in the Florida Keys.