- Posted October 29, 2009 by
vero beach, Florida
Burmese python captured by Humane Society
Vero Beach Animal Control officer Bruce Dangerfield restrains a 9 ½ foot Burmese python while Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County staff member Maria Ramirez scans the animal for a microchip to see if the snake’s owner can be determined.
Captured in Vero Beach, Florida, by Humane Society staff member Ilka Daniel on October 27th, 2009, the animal was turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission when no microchip was located. Florida law requires "Reptiles of Concern" such as the Burmese Python to be microchipped by their owners in order to aid with identification.