Man charged after 20 pythons were found in his home
A man faces charges after 20 pythons were found roaming around his home.Utah resident Marty Lynn Bone was charged with illegal possession of an exotic animal after police found Burmese pythons in his house, some of which were longer than 10 feet.Detective Ken Hansen told Fox News: “They had free rein of the house. They were up on shelves. They were on the floor. They were on the couch.”Hansen also revealed that the house also had hundreds of rats and nearly 50 rabbits inside.He said: “We had animal control there and we had a veterinarian there. So every animal that was taken from there had an ...
Record-breaking python killed in Florida Everglades hunt
ORLANDO, Fla. — One of the latest pythons to be caught in the Everglades is a record-breaker.A pair of trappers caught the 18-foot, 9-inch invasive Burmese python on a hunt working for the South Florida Water Management District.Ryan Ausburn and Kevin Pavlidis caught the 104-pound female on Oct. 2 as part of the district’s Python Elimination Program, which has seen the capture of nearly 4,000 of the snakes since 2017. The snake was found about 35 miles west of Miami, and its length surpasses the previous record of 18 feet, 8 inches, from 2013.Officials have said capturing females is paramount ...