Miami Beach police capture 6-7 foot python on Lincoln Road

Python to be turned over to wildlife refuge group

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

Courtesy: Miami Beach Police Department

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Miami Beach police officers captured a large python Wednesday afternoon on Lincoln Road.

Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said officers were called about 3 p.m. to 1300 Lincoln Road after a snake was spotted in the bushes.

Rodriguez said the snake was captured, and appears to be 6 to 7 feet long.

The python will be turned over to the AA Nature Wildlife refuge group.

Rodriguez said it’s unclear from where the snake originated.

The incident comes months after the South Florida Water Management District launched its Python Elimination Program to rid the Florida Everglades of the invasive species.

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