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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Oct 27, 2011
Location: Miami-Dade County, Florida

Animal: Python
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Injury to animal, Animal Death, Animal Death by human
Species: Reptile

Summary: Authorities in Florida shot and killed a 16-foot long python after it swallowed an entire 76-pound adult deer. The python had a girth of 44 inches with the deer in its stomach. Burmese pythons have been breeding in the Everglades over the past several years after they escaped from owners, or the owners dumped them.

Source: Inquisitr.com

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