Man comes home to 8-foot long python in Homestead

HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - A man came home to a big (and long) surprise, Monday, when he encountered a 8-foot-long Burmese python climbing a tree in his front yard.

According to police, a python was climbing the tree of homeowner Paul Mazzei’s front yard, located along Southwest 328th Street and 167th Avenue, Tuesday night.

A neighbor was the first one to spot the impressive snake as it slithered across the street.

“A neighbor of mine was walking his dog in the back of our house, and he noticed a large snake in the middle of the street,” said Mazzei. “He called me on my cellphone and took some pictures and sent it to me.”

Soon after, a large crowd gathered around the tree to see the python for themselves.

The homeowner then called the police, and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Venom Team arrived to the home and removed the snake from the tree.

Burmese python sightings are becoming more common in South Florida as their population has grown.

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