Python can't escape after eating turkey
MIAMI (AP) -- Once again, a python was done in by its dinner.
After one python exploded after trying to eat an alligator, and another was blamed for disappearance of a Siamese cat, a 10-foot African rock python was apparently trapped by the turkey it ate at a Miami nursery. It couldn't slither back through a fence to digest the bird in peace.
Dozens of turkeys and chickens live at the nursery, and owner Felix Azquz noticed one turkey was missing early Monday.
Then Azquz, 77, saw the bulging snake.
"It scared me," Azquz said. "I ran outside to call the police."
Capt. Al Cruz of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue antivenin unit said a similar 16-foot-long snake was found in the same area three years ago, before a new housing development was built.
but Cruz said it will be moved to a zoo in central Florida because of its aggression.
"It launches at everything that tries to come near it," Cruz said.
Last month, a 13-foot python blew up as it tried to swallow a 6-foot American alligator in Everglades National Park. Neither animal survived.
On Sunday, a bulging 12-foot Burmese python was captured near the backyard of a Miami Gardens home. A snake expert said the python had eaten the homeowner's year-old Siamese cat, named Frances.