A 14-foot-long python, suspected of eating a neighborhood cat, was caught by the police in central Florida. Police suspect that the snake was once a pet, but was abandoned in the wild — a story heard time and time again. Neighbors reported a cat missing before the python was caught.
The snake was a Reticulated python, a species that can grow to 33 feet in length and normally capable of eating cats and small dogs. One report also suggested that it can eat small children. Reticulated pythons are native to Indonesia.
“Something like this would eat small dogs, cats or something like that,” the snake hunter said. “He is not a fun guy to have around.”
The python is expected to be transferred to a zoo.
(Source: Various Florida news sites)