7-feet-long python takes 100-mile ride on sailboat along Florida coast in US

WION Web Team
Miami Published: Nov 14, 2021, 09:08 AM(IST)

Officer Prigge gives python to local wildlife handler Bobby Monroe. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Travellers of a boat were in for a surprise when a python was discovered aboard the vessel in Florida, United States. The reptile seems to have sneaked aboard and lurked undetected until the sailboat completed a near-100-mile voyage. The seven-feet-long snake was found in the shower of the boat after it docked at Marco Island

Travellers of a boat were in for a shocking surprise lately when a python was discovered aboard the vessel in Florida, United States.   

The reptile seems to have sneaked aboard and lurked undetected until the sailboat completed a near-100-mile voyage, said the police department.  

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The seven-feet-long snake was found by the crew in the shower of the boat after the vessel docked at Marco Island on the south-west Florida Gulf coast on Friday.  

The boat had taken the trip from Indian Key, which is at a distance of around 95 miles around the southern tip of the state.  

According to a press release, the police responded to a call for the snake on the boat at Rose marina and transferred the reptile to a local wildlife handler Bobby Monroe.  

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The police department of Marco Island shared multiple pictures of uniformed officer Prigge on the boat with the python in his arm.  

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On Twitter, Marco Island PD said, “Officers responded to a call for a snake on a boat at Rose marina today, Officer Prigge was able to capture the python and release it to local wildlife handler Bobby Monroe!!”  

(With inputs from agencies)   

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