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    Unhappy Bulge in Python thought to be family's 18 pound cat

    It had only been two days since Elidia Rodríguez had seen her Siamese cat, Francis. So when a Burmese python showed up Sunday in a wooded area behind her house in northwest Miami-Dade, the 66-year-old woman thought nothing of it.

    That was until her son, Andres, noticed a peculiar bulge in the python's belly.

    "I'm sure there's a cat in there," he said later.

    It's the latest python incident in South Florida, where exotic snakes are proliferating and swallowing pets and other creatures whole. A 13-foot python recently gulped down a 6-foot alligator until its stomach ruptured, alarming public officials and citizens. And for residents like Rodríguez, Sunday's incident heightened concern.

    On Sunday morning, Rodríguez was walking her dogs when she encountered the snake, which was 10 to 12 feet long, her son said.

    He said his mother called him to the scene because he had caught snakes on the property before. He said he was trying to capture it when he noticed the bulge. That's when he decided to call 911. The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue anti-ve
    nom unit arrived and bagged the python about 11 a.m.

    Cruz said the bulge in the python's stomach was about 15 to 16 inches, and he suspected it was the 18-pound cat.

    "It was a full-size pet," he said. "I even felt the legs in the stomach."


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    How the heck can you grow a year-old cat up to 18 lbs? Especially a Siamese?

    Note to self:
    no letting any python's visit our house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casshew
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    He said his mother called him to the scene because he had caught snakes on the property before. He said he was trying to capture it when he noticed the bulge. That's when he decided to call 911. The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue anti-venom unit arrived and bagged the python about 11 a.m.
    They have an anti-venom unit?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Note to self:

    Never move anywhere where they have their own local anti-venom unit.

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    Hhahahah



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