FLORIDA CITY, Fla. - A long, scaly surprise wound up in a south Florida neighborhood Thursday night.
Residents in Florida City, Florida trapped a 12-foot Burmese python in a barbecue grill.
The large snake had already frightened residents.
"I seen something in the middle of the road and I thought it was a palm frond," one resident said. "When I looked and got closer and swerved the bike out of the way and the kids were freaking out. There was a 12-foot python crossing the road."
It took several hours for animal control officers to wrangle the snake.
Authorities said the python wasn't a pet, but had been living in the wild.
The animal will be turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, officers said.
Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia. In Florida, they are classified as an invasive species. Their only predators are alligators and humans.
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