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13-foot Burmese Python found in South Florida pool (video)

MIAMI — A South Florida family got a big surprise on Christmas Day, but it wasn’t delivered by a man in a big red suit.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom Unit was called in to capture a 13-foot Burmese Python that made its way into a backyard pool on Sunday, according to TV reports.

The incident occurred just as a proposal to ban the import and interstate sale of Burmese pythons and eight other large exotic snakes has stalled, swallowed up in White House bureaucracy for nearly a year, as reported by The Miami Herald this week.

Read the full story (and watch a video report) on Bradenton.com

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