MIAMI, Fla. - Residents in Florida City, Fla., trapped a 12-foot-long Burmese python in a barbecue grill until fire rescue crews arrived on Thursday night.
The snake was found in a gated mobile home community in Miami-Dade County about 10 p.m. Thursday.
“We wrestled it and it tried to wrap around the man’s arm and stuff. We held it for a good 30 to 45 minutes before fire rescue came and took it,” said resident Daryl Brooks. “She was beautiful, though.”
The residents were able to trap it in an opening underneath the grill.
The snake will be turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, officials said.
Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia. Any Burmese pythons in Florida are classified as an invasive species.
Due to their large size, adult Burmese pythons have few predators in Florida except for alligators and humans.