Albino Burmese python captured in Martin County (PHOTOS)
Ate two cats, sheriff's office says
10:28 AM, Oct 1, 2013
8:45 AM, Oct 3, 2013
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. -
A python suspected of killing and eating two pet cats has been captured by the Martin County Sheriff's Office.
According to the sheriff's office, a resident called to complain about a 'very large and aggressive snake' in her yard.
Arriving deputies say they found a 10-foot albino Burmese python and quickly realized that it did not want to be bothered.
"We were standing and videoing because this isn't something you usually see in your neighborhood. You see this in the movies so we thought it was amazing and shocking that it was right here so close to home," said neighbor Cheryl Holmes.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies Crystal Duncomb, Ryan Pfefile, William Weiss and K-9 Deputy Matt Fritchie captured the reptile which was then removed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Wildlife officers took it to Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter.
The sheriff's office suspects someone carelessly released the snake into the wild.
NewsChannel 5's Jon Shainman contributed to this report.