Thu. Dec 5th, 2019

Ball python captured near busy Orlando intersection


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AMANDA MEET THE PYTHON THAT WAS : FOUND HANGING OUT NEXT TO A HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN ORLANDO. YEP. I SAID DOWNTOWN, DELANEY PARK TO BE EXACT. SNAKE EXPERT BOB CROSS SAID HE GOT A CALL FROM A HOMEOWNER WHO WAS AT WORK AND HAD JUST GOTTEN A DISTRUBING MESSAGE. SHE HAD RECEIVED A CALL FROM >> HERE LAWN MAINTENANCE CREW SAYING THEY HAD SEEN A LARGE SNAKE IN HER YARD. AMANDA CROSS SAYS THE SNAKE WAS : CURLED UP ON THE SIDEWALK ALONGSIDE THE WOMAN’S HOME SO HE CAME AND REMOVED IT. >> THIS SNAKE IS PROBABLY 4 FEET OR VERY CLOSE TO 4 FEET. AMANDA HE SAYS IT’S A HEALTHY, : MATURE BALL PYTHON. AS FOR HOW IT ENDED UP IN DELANEY PARK. >> IT IS UNUSUAL TO FIND ONE IN DOWNTOWN ORLANDO. MORE THAN LIKELY IT’S , SOMEBODY’S PET THAT GOT AWAY. IT COULD HAVE THEN — COULD HAVE BEEN A BALL PYTHON THAT SOMEONE RELEASED AT SOME POINT. AMANDA CROSS ASSURES ME THIS : SNAKE, A BALL PYTHON, IS THE MOST DOCILE OF ALL THE PYTHONS AND HE SAID IT WOULD ONLY BE A THREAT TO SMALL RODENTS, NOT TO PEOPLE, NOT TO PETS. >> THE LADY OF THE HOUSE WAS TEXTING BACK AND FORTH WITH ME, SHE WANTED TO KNOW IF IT COULD HAVE EATEN HER CAT. AMANDA: SAY NO. >> I SAID NO MA’AM THIS THINGS — THING IS NOT BIG ENOUGH TO EAT YOUR CAT. AMANDA: IF THE PYTHON IS A PET, CROSS SAYS HE’LL GIVE IT BACK THE OWNER, BUT HE’LL WANT PROOF IT’S TRULY THEIR SNAKE BEFORE HE HANDS IT OVER. AS FOR THE HOMEOWNER WHO’S SIDEWALK IT WAS ON WE SPOKE WITH HE

Ball python captured near busy Orlando intersection

A Central Florida snake catcher says he captured a ball python Tuesday near downtown Orlando. Snake expert Bob Cross caught the python near the intersection of Kaley and Orange avenues.Cross said the snake was about 4-feet long. Ball pythons are popular pets and Cross said this snake likely belongs to somebody. They are non-venomous and most-frequently found in Sub Sharan Africa. They are known to easily adapt to their surroundings.

ORLANDO, Fla. —

A Central Florida snake catcher says he captured a ball python Tuesday near downtown Orlando.

Snake expert Bob Cross caught the python near the intersection of Kaley and Orange avenues.

Cross said the snake was about 4-feet long.

Ball pythons are popular pets and Cross said this snake likely belongs to somebody. They are non-venomous and most-frequently found in Sub Sharan Africa. They are known to easily adapt to their surroundings.

#OMG Bob Cross, local snake-catcher, caught this Ball Python near downtown Orlando Tuesday near Orange avenue and Kaley. Just a hop skip and a jump from the Everglades I suppose. @WESH pic.twitter.com/BaNZsbyDO6

— Greg Fox (@GregFoxWESH) August 14, 2019

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