Giant snake to blame for missing cats in Florida neighborhood
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – Some of you know the feeling when your cat or dog goes missing. Residents of a neighborhood in Port Saint Lucie, Florida have a clue of why their cats haven’t come home.
“Oh my God! That’s on our street!?,” one lady said after seeing a photo of the giant snake.
Cops caught a 12 foot Burmese python while it was strangling a cat in the bushes. The snake may be responsible for other missing felines from the neighborhood. The giant snake weighs about 120 pounds.
“It’s all muscle. That’s 100% muscle,” said Sgt. John Holman of the Port St. Luice Police Department.
The state doesn’t exactly pull out a welcome mat for pythons. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission prohibits owning them for use as pets. Cops say the snake belonged to a person who lives in the area. A snake this size might kill something bigger than cats.
Sgt. Holman further warned, “in the middle of a neighborhood, absolutely. Small dogs, children.”
Takes a pretty snaky owner to let a pet like that one out on the streets.