Santa Claus brought one South Florida family a 13-foot Burmese Python for Christmas.
Since that’s not exactly what they requested from the jolly fat man, they called in Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom Unit to fetch it from their backyard pool.
While strange, incidents like these are not isolated, according to the Miami Herald:
Burmese pythons are a problem in South Florida. In the Everglades, and its surrounding farm and wild lands, a population estimated in the thousands has eaten everything from alligators to endangered wood rats. Two months ago, in the latest gruesome find, South Florida Water Management District workers captured a 16-footer swollen with a 76-pound deer inside.
If you’re curious as to what a 76-pound deer might look like inside a 16-foot python:
The Everglades: Best venison in South Florida, they say.