Police: Large snake feasting on cats in Port St. Lucie

Police: Large snake feasting on cats in Port St. Lucie

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Burmese Python believed to be killing cats in Port St. Lucie neighborhood (Port St. Lucie Police Department) Burmese Python believed to be killing cats in Port St. Lucie neighborhood (Port St. Lucie Police Department)
Burmese Python believed to be killing cats in Port St. Lucie neighborhood (Port St. Lucie Police Department) Burmese Python believed to be killing cats in Port St. Lucie neighborhood (Port St. Lucie Police Department)
PORT ST LUCIE, FL (WFLA) -

On Friday morning, police in Port St. Lucie, Florida responded to reports of an extremely large snake who neighbors believe was killing cats in the neighborhood.

Police arrived at SE Faith Terrace around 7:20 a.m. to find a dead cat in an empty lot on the street. Not far away was a 12-foot, 120 pound Burmese Python snake.

The officer on scene called for back up to remove the snake from the high brush. Police say the Python was one of the snakes banned in Florida.

Police successfully removed the snake and found a third party that is permitted with the FWC to house the snake.

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